Mohammad Zahidul Islam Khan

Academic Visitor (Political Science & International Relations; Research Methods & Evaluation)


A self-motivated early career researcher and team player focused on creating new knowledge and contributing to positive peace. Currently leading a team of United Nations (UN) peacekeepers in Northern Mali under MINUSMA. Proven conceptual, analytical and methodological skills and publication record on state fragility, peacekeeping, stabilization, UN system, counter-terrorism, Bangladesh, China, Mali & Myanmar. Experienced in team building, and leading teams in the most challenging environments at home and abroad. Comprehensive practical knowledge on policy, procedures, and practices to operate in the field and maintain business continuity under COVID-19.


  • Khan, M.Z. I. (2020). Is Voting Patterns at the United Nations General Assembly a Useful Way to Understand a Country’s Policy Inclinations: Bangladesh’s Voting Records at the United Nations General Assembly, SAGE Open, Vol 10, Issue 4, pp. 1–16. DOI: 10.1177/2158244020961117
  • Khan, M.Z.I. & Zaum, D. (2020). A Structural Explanation of State Fragility: Theorizing the Causal Pathways, Journal of Governance, Security & Development, Vol 1 No. 1, pp.19-71. ISSN: 2708-2490.
  • Khan, M. Z. Islam. (2019). Atrocity crimes in Myanmar - is there political will? Global Responsibility to Protect. Volume 1, Issue 1, pp. 3-41. DOI:
  • Khan, M.Z. Islam, (2017). The Fallacy of Fragile States Indices: Is There a ‘Fragility Trap’? BIISS Monograph, 25, January 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Khan, M.Z. Islam (2016). Philosophical Dualism: Towards a Nuance Understanding of the Concept of Terrorism, BIISS Journal, Volume 37, Number 2, pp.133-154.
  • Khan, M.Z. Islam (2016). Beyond Greed or Grievance Theory – What Explains Civil War? Peace and Security Review, Volume 7, Number 15, pp.26-49.
  • Khan, M.Z. Islam (2014). Do the weak and failing states pose a challenge to the realist worldview? BIISS Journal, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp.166-179.
  • Khan, M. Z. Islam, (2014). Will the Rise of China Remain Peaceful? Peace and Security Review, Volume 6, Number 12, pp-1-24.

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