Dr. Abdul-Karim Khan was born in 1953 and raised in Peshawar, provincial capital of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. He received a Masters degrees in English, and Indo-Arabian History from the University of Peshawar, and another Masters degree in European Diplomacy from Eastern Washington University, Washington. Dr. Khan’s doctoral dissertation deals with the Red Shirt Movement in the North-West Frontier Province of British India, 1927-1947. Dr. Khan teaches courses in World History, History of Asian Civilizations, and Islamic History and Culture at Leeward Community College, University of Hawaii System. Dr. Khan is currently working on a book-length publication, Understanding Afghanistan.