Kashif Hasan Khan is Director of Silk Road Research Center, Ala-Too International University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. He has worked in a University in Turkey as an Assistant professor, and has been an International Business Consultant in the Philippines. He has widely traveled the world and is fluent in English, Turkish, Russian, Arabic and Hindi/Urdu language. Kashif has authored several articles and books on Central Asia and India. He lives in Bishkek with his wife and a son.