|Born||March 15, 1951 (age 63)
|Education||University of Florida
Florida State University
His research focuses on Middle Eastern regional security, with emphasis on the Gulf. He has also conducted extensive quantitative research on Islamic fundamentalism and religious activism. 
Khashan received his B.A. in political science from the University of Florida in 1977. He received his M.A. in 1978 and his Ph.D. in 1980, both in the field of government from the Florida State University and under the supervision of Monte Palmer.
He is frequently quoted in the international press as a commentator on Lebanese and regional politics. In one of his recent publications, he tackled the improbable alliance between Hizbullah and Maronite leader Michel Aoun. In a more recent article, he discussed Hizbullah's plans for Lebanon.
- Arab Attitudes Toward Israel and Peace. Washington, D.C.: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policy Focus Series no. 40, 2000. Translated into Hebrew by Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, Tel Aviv University, 2001.
- Arabs at the Crossroads: Political Identity and Nationalism. University Press of Florida, 2000.
- Partner or Pariah? Attitudes Toward Israel in Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. Washington, D.C.: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policy Study no. 41, 1996.
- Inside the Lebanese Confessional Mind. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1992.
- Monte Palmer, Mima Nedelcovych, Hilal Khashan, and Deborah Monroe. Survey Research in the Arab World. London: Middle East and North Africa Press, 1982.
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