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Mahin Karim


Mahin Karim

Senior Associate, Political and Security Affairs,
The National Bureau of Asian Research

Mahin Karim is Senior Associate for Political and Security Affairs (PSA) at NBR. She advises and contributes to NBR research programs on political and security issues in Asia. Ms. Karim previously served as Vice President for Political and Security Affairs at NBR.

Ms. Karim specializes in the politics and cultures of Muslim societies in Asia. Her areas of interest include transnational terrorism and security, political Islam, and the international relations of South, Southwest, and Central Asia. She has lived and traveled extensively across Asia. She currently serves as research director for an NBR initiative on a "Non-Traditional Regional Security Architecture for South Asia" and advises on NBR alternative futures initiatives.

Ms. Karim holds an MA in International Studies, with a concentration in Central Asian studies, from the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies and a BA in International Relations and Modern Languages, with a minor in Asian studies, from Beloit College, Wisconsin.


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