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Monographs

 

Forthc.     Germany’s Foreign Cultural and Education Policy towards Iran after the Nuclear Deal (working title), Stuttgart (Germany): Institute for International Cultural Relations (ifa) (ifa Edition Culture and Foreign Policy).

 

2011        Der Iran-Konflikt und die Obama-Regierung: Alter Wein in neuen Schläuchen? [The Iran conflict and the Obama Administration: Old wine in new skins?], Potsdam: Potsdam University Press (WeltTrends-Papiere, No. 12), reprint [ISSN 1864-0656 | ISBN 978-3-86956-042-7].

 

2010        Der Iran-Konflikt und die Obama-Regierung: Alter Wein in neuen Schläuchen?, Potsdam University Press (WeltTrends-Papiere, No. 12), March [ISSN 1864-0656 | ISBN 978-3-86956-042-7].

 

2007       Iran in the Eye of Storm: Backgrounds of a Global Crisis [online], Peace and Conflict Studies, Institute of Sociology, University of Münster (Germany), 3rd edn., May ▪ republished by the Institute for Strategic Studies, Zurich ▪ documented by the Information Centre on Militarisation (IMI) (13/04) ▪ reprinted as Report by Nathan Hale Institute for Intelligence and Military Affairs (Boise, ID: Liberty Park, USA™ Foundation).

 

 

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Book chapters

Forthc.     Kritik der Iran-Analysen unter Präsident Rohani: Von Dämonisierung zu Glorifizierung, in: Ernst, Oliver (ed.) Iran-Reader 2017, Sankt Augustin & Berlin (Germany): Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), pp. 7–19.

Forthc.     Cultural and Academic Relations between Iran and the West after the Nuclear Deal: Policy Recommendations, in: Ernst, Oliver (ed.) Iran-Reader 2017, Sankt Augustin & Berlin (Germany): Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS).

2014         Long Live the Tyrant! The Myth of Benign Sanctions – plus Epilogue on the Geneva Agreement with Iran, in: Ernst, Oliver (ed.) Iran-Reader 2014, Sankt Augustin & Berlin (Germany): Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), pp. 81–96.

2012        Der internationale Konflikt um Iran und das Völkerrecht: Versuch einer Gesamtdarstellung [The international Iran conflict and international law: Towards a complete overview], in: Crome, Erhard (ed.) Die UNO und das Völkerrecht in den internationalen Beziehungen der Gegenwart [The UN and international law in contemporary international relations], Potsdam (Germany): WeltTrends (Potsdamer Textbücher, No. 18), pp. 137–206.

2011         Der internationale Konflikt um Iran und das Völkerrecht [The international Iran conflict and international law], in: Crome, Erhard (ed.) Die UNO und das Völkerrecht in den internationalen Beziehungen der Gegenwart [The UN and International Law in Contemporary International Relations], Berlin: Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (RLS Papers), pp. 67–93.

2010        The Iran Conflict in an Interpolar World: The Case of China, in: Luedtke, Ralph-M. & Strutynski, Peter (eds.) Kapitalismus, Krise und Krieg: Den Kreislauf durchbrechen [Capitalism, crisis and war: Disrupting the cycle], Kassel (Germany): Jenior Verlag (Kasseler Schriften zur Friedenspolitik, Bd. 17 [Kassel Scripts on Peace Policy, Vol. 17]), pp. 99–111.

2009       Kriegsgefahr gebannt? Obama und der Iran [Danger of war averted? Obama and Iran], in: Luedtke, Ralph-M. & Strutynski, Peter (eds.) Deutschland im Krieg: Transatlantischer Imperialismus, NATO und EU [Germany at war: Transatlantic imperialism, NATO and EU], Kassel (Germany): Jenior Verlag (Kasseler Schriften zur Friedenspolitik, Bd. 16 [Kassel Scripts on Peace Policy, Vol. 16]), pp. 140–172.

2008       Mut zur Integration! Plädoyer für eine partizipative Demokratie [Courage for integration! Pleading for a participative democracy], in: Kissau, K.; Kortmann, M.; Tietze, K.; Aksünger, H.; et al. (eds.) Migration steuern oder verwalten? Deutschland im internationalen Vergleich, University of Münster, pp. 121–145.

Peer-reviewed publications

forthc.     Regional Security Architecture: Concepts, Initiatives and Realization Potentials, EuroMeSCo Paper (Euro–Mediterranean Study Commission) (Barcelona: European Institute of the Mediterranean (IeMed) European Institute of the Mediterranean [IEMed)], a consortium comprising the Catalan Government, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Barcelona City Council).

2016        German–Iranian Relations after the Nuclear Deal: Geopolitical and Economic Dimensions, Insight Turkey, Vol. 18, No. 1 (Winter), pp. 59–75.

2014         Why Sanctions against Iran are Counterproductive: Conflict Resolution and State–Society Relations, International Journal, Vol. 69, No. 1 (March), pp. 48–65.

2013b      Building Sustainable Security for Southwest Asia: A Regional Integration Process of the Highest Priority, Palestine–Israel Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture, Vol. 19, Nos. 1 & 2 (Autumn), pp. 15–22. | Reposted by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

2013a      Iran’s Civil Society Grappling with a Triangular Dynamic, in: Aarts, Paul & Cavatorta, Francesco (eds.) Civil Society in Syria and Iran: Activism in Authoritarian Contexts, Boulder, CO & London: Lynne Rienner, pp. 39–68.

Other periodicals

 

2016c      Islam – der einzige Weg: Die politische und geopolitische Kultur der Islamischen Republik Iran [Islam – the only way: The Islamic Republic of Iran’s political and geopolitical culture], trans. R. Hagen, Wissenschaft und Frieden (W&F), Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 13–16.

2016b      Eine Region aus den Fugen [A region unravelling], Berliner Republik: Das Debattenmagazin, No. 1/2016 (February), pp. 29–31.

 

2016a      (& Sebastian Sons) The Saudi–Iran Conflict Up Close, Handelsblatt Global Edition: The Voice of Europe’s Leading Economy, No. 357 (29 January), pp. 32–34 ▪ republished by »DGAP Five Questions«, Berlin: German Council on oreign Relations (DGAP).

 

2015b      Iran-Analysen: Zwischen politischem Kalkül und Wunschdenken [Iran analyses: Between political calculus and wishful thinking], inamo: Berichte und Analysen zu Politik und Gesellschaft des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens, Berlin: Informationsprojekt Naher und Mittlerer Osten (inamo), Vol. 21, No. 83 (Autumn), pp. 47–49.

 

2015a       Irans Politik gegenüber dem Irak nach Saddam Hussein [Iran’s policy towards Iraq after Saddam Hussein], partial translation from the English original ‘Iran’s Policy Towards Post-Saddam Iraq’, Orient, 2014, by Ch. Schweitzer, FriedensForum: Zeitschrift der Friedensbewegung, Vol. 28, No. 1/2015 (January/February), pp. 32–33.

 

2014        Iran’s Policy Towards Post-Saddam Iraq, Orient: German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East, Berlin: German Orient Institute, Vol. 55, No. IV, pp. 29–37.

 

2013f       Das Genfer Abkommen mit Iran: Eine Folge der Sanktionspolitik? [The Geneva Agreement with Iran: A Result of the Sanctions Policy?], inamo: Berichte und Analysen zu Politik und Gesellschaft des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens, Berlin: Informationsprojekt Naher und Mittlerer Osten (inamo), Vol. 19, No. 76 (Winter), p. 3.

 

2013e      Der »Fallout« der Iran-Sanktionen, International: Die Zeitschrift für internationale Politik (Austria), No. IV/2013, pp. 25–26.

 

2013d       Long Live the Tyrant! The Myth of Benign Sanctions, New Politics (New York), Vol. 14, No. 3 (Summer), pp. 17–24.

 

2013c      Nefarious Fallouts of Iran Sanctions: Time for Abandoning Coercive Diplomacy, Asfar: The Middle Eastern Journal (UK), No. 3 (August).

 

2013b      Les sanctions contre l’Iran : Les multiples impacts néfastes [Sanctions on Iran: Multiple nefarious impacts], Géostratégiques, Paris: Paris Academy of Geopolitics, No. 40 (3rd trimester 2013), pp. 155–161.

 

2013a      Iran, die Bürgerrechtsbewegung und der Westen: Zehn Thesen [Iran, the civil rights movement and the West: Ten theses], FriedensForum: Zeitschrift der Friedensbewegung, No. 2/2013 (March), pp. 31–33 | republished online on Die Freiheitsliebe, 12 June ▪ ZNet Deutschland, 13 June ▪ aixpaix.de: Aachener Friedensmagazin, 13 June ▪ Arab Spring Collective, 1 July.

 

2012f       Lang lebe der Tyrann! Die Mär von den gutartigen Sanktionen, inamo: Berichte und Analysen zu Politik und Gesellschaft des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens, Berlin: Informationsprojekt Naher und Mittlerer Osten (inamo), Vol. 18, No. 72 (Winter), pp. 77–79.

 

2012e      Iran: Die falsche Medizin (Iran: The wrong medicine), Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik, Vol. 57, No. 4 (April), pp. 9–13 | Republished in Münchner Aufruf: Aufstehen für den Frieden – Kein Krieg gegen Iran, Newsletter, No. 2 (10 July).

 

2012d      Auf Kollisionskurs mit dem Iran: Von Spektakeln, lähmenden Sanktionen und der Vorbereitung eines Krieges [On collision course with Iran: On spectacles, crippling sanctions and the preparation of a war], Hintergrund: Das Nachrichtenmagazin, No. 2/2012, pp. 15–19. [Fußnoten | Footnotes]

 

2012c      Sicherheitskonferenz Nahost: Eine zivilgesellschaftliche Initiative [Middle East security conference: A civil-society initiative], WeltTrends: Zeitschrift für internationale Politik, Vol. 20, No. 83 (March–April), pp. 98–100.

 

2012b      Krieg gegen Iran? [War against Iran?], FriedensJournal, No. 2/2012 (March), pp. 3–4.

 

2012a      Konferenz für Sicherheit und Zusammenarbeit im Mittleren und Nahen Osten, Sand im Getriebe: Internationaler deutschsprachiger Rundbrief der ATTAC-Bewegung, No. 94 (15 February), p. 12.

 

2011b      (& Kaveh Yazdani) Das Verhältnis von Religion und Staat in Iran: Von den Safaviden bis heute [The relationship between religion and state in Iran: From the Safavids until today], Zeitschrift für Religion und Gesellschaft, Cologne: Forschungszentrum für Religion und Gesellschaft (forege), Vol. 1, No. 2 (Autumn), pp. 298–312.

 

2011a       Will There Be War on Iran? A Fresh Yet Divergent Look at an Old Question, The Middle East in London, London: London Middle East Institute (LMEI), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, Vol. 7, No. 7 (February–March), pp. 16–17 | republished online as Is War with Iran Inevitable?, Global Research, Montreal: Centre for Research on Globalization, 01/02 ▪ Payvand Iran News,01/02 ▪ e-International Relations (e-IR), 02/02 ▪ Iranian Diplomacy, 02/02 ▪ Monthly Review Webzine, 03/02 ▪ Iran Review, 03/02.

 

2010e      Sanktionsregime gegen den Iran: Entstehung und Auswirkungen [The Sanctions Regime on Iran: Its Formation and Impacts], inamo: Berichte und Analysen zu Politik und Gesellschaft des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens, Berlin: Informationsprojekt Naher und Mittlerer Osten (inamo), Vol. 16, No. 63 (Autumn), pp. 33–39.

 

2010d      Unkluge Kollateralschäden »smarter« Sanktionen gegen Iran [Collateral Damages of »Smart« Sanctions against Iran], FriedensJournal, No. 3/2010 (May), pp. 6–7.

 

2010c     Collateral Damage of Iran Sanctions, The ColdType Reader, No. 46 (May), pp. 56–57.

 

2010b      The »Middle East«: From Past and Present Attributions to a Future Regional Identity?, Polyvocia: SOAS Journal of Graduate Research, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, Vol. 2 (March), pp. 3–20.

 

2010a      Iran: Gescheiterter Auftakt im Atompoker [Iran: Failed prelude to the nuclear poker], in: Informationsstelle Wissenschaft und Frieden (ed.) 2008: Yes we can – 2010: No I can’t? Ein Jahr US-Außen- und Militärpolitik unter Obama, Dossier No. 63, Supplement to Wissenschaft und Frieden, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Feb.), pp. 12–14.

 

2009e     (& Miriam Shabafrouz) Dem Iran drohen im Atomstreit schärfere Sanktionen [Iran is Threatened with Sharper Sanctions in the Nuclear Dispute], Zenith – Zeitschrift für den Orient, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 38–39.

 

2009d     Die Obama-Administration im Umgang mit Iran: Von Risiken und Chancen für Frieden und Demokratie [The Obama Administration dealing with Iran: On risks and chances for peace and democracy], Berlin: Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (RLS Standpunkte, No. 21/2009), November.

 

2009c      60 Jahre Nakba: Von ethnischer Säuberung zur Dekolonisierung? [Nakba 60 years on: From ethnic cleansing to decolonization?], inamo: Berichte und Analysen zu Politik und Gesellschaft des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens, Berlin: Informationsprojekt Naher und Mittlerer Osten (inamo), Vol. 15, No. 58 (10 July – Summer 2009), pp. 56–60.

 

2009b     Iran: Das amerikanische Dilemma zwischen alter und neuer Politik [Iran: The American dilemma between old and new policies], Eurasisches Magazin, No. 06/09 (2 June 2009), pp. 15–22, online.

 

2009a     US-Politik gegenüber Iran vor einem Wendepunkt?, Interview, FriedensJournal, No. 3/2009 (May), pp. 8–9.

 

2008d     Kommt der Krieg gegen den Iran? Wie in den USA über einen Iran-Krieg nachgedacht wird [Is war against Iran coming? How an Iran War is discussed in the U.S.], WeltTrends – Zeitschrift für internationale Politik (Journal of International Politics), Vol. 16, No. 63 (November/December 2008), pp. 5–10.

 

2008c      Damoklesschwert Iran-Krieg [Iran War as sword of Damocles], FriedensJournal, No. 4/2008 (July), pp. 3–5 ▪ updated and slighty revised version on NRhZ-Online – Neue Rheinische Zeitung, Online Flyer No. 157 (30 July).

 

2008b     »Business as usual«? Neokonservatives Kriegsgetrommel in Berlin [»Business as Usual«? Neoconservative war-drumming in Berlin], inamo: Berichte und Analysen zu Politik und Gesellschaft des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens, Berlin: Informationsprojekt Naher und Mittlerer Osten (inamo), Vol. 14, No. 54 (1 July), pp. 61–63.

 

2008a     »Aufs Maul hauen, einknasten, umbringen«: Ex-linke Bellizisten trommeln zum Präventivkrieg gegen den Iran, analyse & kritik, No. 529 (20 June), p. 19.

 

2007       »Don’t blame the messenger for the message«? Wie die EU-Diplomatie den Weg für einen US-Angriff auf Iran ebnet [How EU diplomacy paved the way for a U.S. war on Iran], AUSDRUCK, Tübingen: Informationsstelle Militarisierung, June 2007, pp. 3–6 [lead at Linksnet, 29/05) and in: Informationsstelle Militarisierung e.V. (ed.), Studien zur Militarisierung EUropas 28/2007, 7 pages.

»Very good«  Andreas Zumach (UN Correspondent)

 

2006       Offensive Realism, Concepts of Power, and China: Is There A New “Biggest and Baddest Dude on the Block”?, 360° – Das studentische Journal für Politik und Gesellschaft, 01/2006, Issue China als globaler Faktor im 21. Jahrhundert? [China as global factor in the 21st century?], pp. 38–48; Summary.

 

 

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Newspapers

 

2013        Iran: Warum Sanktionen den Tyrannen helfen [Iran: Why Sanctions Help Tyrants], Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 03/01, p. 28 ▪ republished as Warum Sanktionen Teherans Tyrannen helfen [Why sanctions help Tehran’s tyrants], Qantara.de: Dialog mit der islamischen Welt, 07/01.

 

Qantara.de, 19/01  ▪ Jadaliyya (Washington, DC & Beirut: Arab Studies Institute), 15/02.

 

2009c     Strategen uneins, junge Welt (Berlin), No. 109, 12/05, pp. 10–11 (Thema).

 

2009b     Liberaler Falke, junge Welt (Berlin), No. 63, 16/03, pp. 10–11 (Thema).

 

2009a     The »Coalition of the Willing« Against Iran?, Iran Times (International) (Washington, DC), Vol. XXXVIII, No. 5, 02/01.

 

2008b     »Die Kriegsgefahr ist groß und bleibt aktuell«, interview with William R. Polk, junge Welt (Berlin), 03/11, p. 8.

 

2008a     Krieg vor Toresschluß? Wie in den USA über einen Angriff auf den Iran gedacht wird, junge Welt (Berlin), No. 187, 12/08, pp. 10–11 (Thema).

 

 

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Online

 

2016c      Der iranisch-saudische Konflikt und der Westen, Huffington Post Deutschland, 05/04.

 

2016b      (& Sebastian Sons) Der Konflikt zwischen Iran und Saudi-Arabien: Welche Gründe und Folgen hat die Rivalität? [The conflict between Iran and Saudi Arbabia: What are the reasons and consequences of the rivalry?], Berlin: German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) (»Fünf Fragen«), 21/01 ▪ listed in Sicherheitspolitische Presseschau [security-policy press review], Bonn: bpb (Federal Agency for Civil Education) ▪ republished by LabourNetAustria (Vienna), 05/02.

 

2016a      Iran-saudischer Konflikt: Zeichen auf Sturm, Qantara.de: Dialog mit der Islamischen Welt, 06/01.

 

Iran and Saudi Arabia: The Impending Storm, translated from German by N. Coon, Qantara.de: Dialogue with the Islamic World, 06/01 ▪ republished by New Age: The Outspoken Daily (Bangladesh), 14/01.

 

2015c      Iran: Rosige Analysen sind irreführend [Iran: Rosy analyses are misleading], Deutschlandradio Kultur, »Politisches Feuilleton«, 07/07 ▪ republished as Prüfender Blick: Wahrnehmung der iranischen Führung im Westen, Qantara.de: Dialog mit der Islamischen Welt, 07/07.

 

 A Sober and Critical Eye is Needed: How the West Views Iran’s Leaders, translated from German by J. Bergeron, Qantara.de: Dialogue with the Islamic World, 10/07.

 

Arabic translation by Y. Hejazi, Qantara.de, 13/07.

 

2015b      Vom Atomdeal geblendet: Weshalb beschönigende Iran-Analysen nicht weiterhelfen [Dazzled by the nuclear deal: Why varnished Iran analyses are not helpful], ipg-journal (Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft), Berlin: Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), 06/07 ▪ republished by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), 08/07 ▪ listed in Sicherheitspolitische Presseschau [security-policy press review], Bonn: bpb (Federal Agency for Civil Education), 16/07.

 

2015a      Atomdeal mit Iran: Die Hardliner werden nicht stillhalten [Nuclear deal with Iran: The hardliners won’t keep still], The Huffington Post Deutschland (in Zusammenarbeit mit Focus), 06/07 ▪ republished by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), 13/07.

 

2013e      The Geneva Agreement with Iran: A Result of the Sanctions Policy?, Fair Observer, 04/12 ▪ republished on Global Research, Montreal: Centre for Research on Globalization, 09/12 ▪ published (slightly edited) as The Geneva Accords and the Return of the »Defensive Realists«, LobeLog (U.S. foreign affairs blog of the international news wire service Inter Press Service), 05/12 ▪ republished on Payvand Iran News, 06/12.

 

Iran-Sanktionen: Wie gut zielt der Westen? [Iran sanctions: How well does the West target?], Telepolis, 12/11 ▪ republished as Der lange Schatten der Iran-Sanktionen [The long shadow of Iran sanctions], The Huffington Post Deutschland (in Zusammenarbeit mit Focus), 20/11.

 

2013d      Fallouts of Iran Sanctions, World Policy Journal (online), New York: World Policy Institute, 31/07 ▪ republished on Oriental Review (Moscow), 01/08 ▪ published as ‘Nefarious Fallouts of Iran Sanctions’ on Global Research, Montreal: Centre for Research on Globalization, 05/08 ▪ Payvand Iran News, 05/08 ▪ Iranian.com, 05/08 ▪ Fair Observer, 09/08.

 

2013c      Sanctions against Iran: Like a Slow Poison Injected into Society, Qantara.de: Dialogue with the Islamic World, 24 June ▪ republished on Iranian.com, 01/07 ▪ published as The Myth of Benign Sanctions, Your Middle East, 01/07 ▪ published as Iran: The Myth of Benign Sanctions, Shabka InfoNet (Vienna), 04/07 ▪ (slightly edited) published as The Myth of Benign Sanctions against Iran, +972 Magazine (Israel), 02/07.

 

2013b      Les sanctions contre l’Iran : Les multiples impacts néfastes, Le Huffington Post (France, en association avec le groupe Le Monde), 21/06 ▪ republished on Mondialisation.ca, Montreal: Centre de recherche sur la mondialisation, 21/06 ▪ Les multiples impacts néfastes des sanctions contre l’Iran, Le Huffington Post (Québec), 21/06 ▪ Le Grand Soir (France), 29/06.

 

2013a      Sanktionen verlängern die Lebensdauer autoritärer Regime [Sanctions Prolong the Lifespan of Authoritarian Regimes], Interviewed by Ramon Schack, Telepolis, 14/03 ▪ republished as »Den Chinesen auf dem Silbertablett serviert«: Sanktionen gegen den Iran [»Handing Iran to China on a Silver Plate: Sanctions against Iran], Zenith Online, 02/04 ▪ republished on ZNet Deutschland, 09/04 ▪ republished on AG Friedensforschung (Germany), 15/04.

 

2012e       Die Iran-Sanktionen treffen die Falschen: Wie Embargos ihr Ziel verfehlen [Iran Sanctions Hit the Wrong Ones: How Embargoes Miss Their Target], Deutschlandradio Kultur, »Politisches Feuilleton«, 29/11 ▪ republished on ZNet Deutschland, 10/12 ▪  republished on aixpaix.de: Aachener Friedensmagazin, 03/01/2013 ▪ republished on Arab Spring Collective, 25/01/2013.

 

2012d     (& Hillel Schenker) Iran, Israel und der Westen: Auswege aus der Bedrohungsspirale [Iran, Israel and the West: Exiting the Dangerous Spiral], IPPNWforum, No. 130 (June), Berlin: International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) Germany, pp. 10–11 republished on aixpaix.de: Aachener Friedensmagazin, 06/09.

 

(& Hillel Schenker) Iran, Israel, and the West: Is There a Way Out of the Crisis?, Palestine–Israel Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture (online), 25/07 ▪ slightly edited version republished on Fair Observer, 27/08 ▪ Global Research, Montreal: Centre for Research on Globalization, 28/08 ▪ Arab Spring Collective (Cairo), 29/08 ▪ Iranian.com, 03/09.

 

2012c      Krieg gegen den Iran? Zeit für Diplomatie, Zenith Online, 04/04.

 

2012b       Gleichgewicht der Abrüstung: Atomwaffenfreie Zone in Westasien, The European (online), 19/02 ▪ republished as Atomwaffenfreie Zone in Westasien: Wieso sie im längerfristigen Interesse Irans und Israels liegt, Telepolis, 24/02.

 

A Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons in Western Asia: Why It Would Be in the Long-Term Interest of Both Iran and Israel, Payvand Iran News, 09/03 ▪ also published on Iran Review, 10/03 ▪ published as Let’s Get Even: Nuclear Free Zone Is in the Long-Term Interest of Both Iran and Israel, Iranian.com, 10/03 ▪ an edited version initially appeared as A Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in the Middle East, guest column, Informed Comment, 01/03.

 

2012a      Eine Konferenz für Sicherheit und Zusammenarbeit im Mittleren und Naher Osten: Eine Verpflichtung aus dem „Arabischen Frühling“ und dem Israel-Iran-Konflikt [A Conference for Security and Cooperation in the Middle East: An Obligation Imposed by the “Arab Spring” and the Israel–Iran Conflict] ▪ published on  Alsharq: Nachrichten und Hintergründe rund um den Nahen und Mittleren Osten [„der meistgelesene deutschsprachige Blog zum Nahen und Mittleren Osten“], 23/01/2012 ▪ published on ZNet Deutschland, 23/01/2012 ▪ also published on IPPNW.de, Berlin: International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) Germany.

 

2011e       A New Security Architecture for the Middle East?, Fair Observer, 13/12 ▪ also published as A Conference for Security and Cooperation for the Middle East?, Monthly Review Webzine, 15/12 ▪ republished on Europe’s World, 24/12. [Translation from Eine KSZE für den Nahen Osten? »Arabischer Frühling« zeigt: Druck der Zivilgesellschaft wirkt, Interviewed by Thomas Kachel, Neues Deutschland, 08/11/2011, p. 8.]

 

2011d      A Conference for Security and Cooperation in the Middle East: An Obligation Imposed by the »Arab Spring« and the Israel–Iran Conflict ▪ published on Fair Observer, 02/12 ▪ slightly edited version published as Security and Cooperation in the Middle East: Searching for a Solution, openDemocracy, 01/12 ▪ published as WMD Free Zone: Avoiding a Collision Over Nuclear Monopoly and Deterrence, Iranian.com, 08/12 ▪ published on Payvand Iran News, 09/12 ▪ published on Foreign Policy Journal, 09/12 ▪ published on Iran Review, 09/12 ▪ published on Atlantic Community, Berlin: Atlantische Initiative, 19/01/2012.

 

2011c       U.S. Policy on Iran under Bush II and Obama, Interview by Leonhardt van Efferink (Editor of ExploringGeopolitics) ▪ published on Iran Review, 20/09 ▪ republished as From Bush to Obama: US Policy Towards Iran on Global Research, Montreal: Centre for Research on Globalization, 20/09 ▪ republished as Iran: Barack Obama, Encirclement, Dual-Track Approach on Iranian Diplomacy,25/09.

 

2011b      (& Maria Exner) Prestige oder Publicity? Sarrazin und Broder in London [Prestige or Publicity? Sarrazin and Broder in London], Zenith Online, 18/02.

 

2011a      (with Mark Erbel & Adnan Tabatabai) Wenn Kritik auf (den Vorwurf der) Zensur stößt: Protest gegen Thilo Sarrazin und Henryk M. Broder in London [When Criticism is Met with (the Allegation of) Censorship: Protest Against Thilo Sarrazin and Henryk M. Broder in London], vorwärts.de (website of the central organ of the German Social Democratic Party, SPD), 17/02.

 

2010c       Les dommages collatéraux des « sanctions ciblées » contre l’Iran [The Collateral Damages of “Targeted Sanctions” against Iran], À l’encontre: Revue politique virtuelle, Switzerland, 11/05 ▪ republished on Mondialisation.ca, Montreal: Centre for Research on Globalization, 15/05 ▪ slightly abridged version published as Sanctions contre l’Iran, sanctions contre les Iraniens [Sanctions against Iran, sanctions against Iranians], Mediapart (France), 14/05.

 

2010b      Collateral Damages of Smart Sanctions on Iran, Informed Comment, guest editorial, 12/03 ▪ republished on Monthly Review Webzine, 12/03 ▪ republished on Europe’s World, 15/03 ▪ republished on Payvand Iran News, 16/03 ▪ republished on e-International Relations (e-IR), 19/04 ▪ republished as How Smart are Sanctions?, Iranian.com, 15/03 ▪ republished as Sanctions on Iran: What are the Implications?, Global Research, Montreal: Centre for Research on Globalization, 16/03 ▪ abridged version published as Collateral Damages of Smart Sanctions, Truthout, op-ed, 23/03.

 

Jaké jsou důsledky sankcí na Írán?, trans. P. Kreuz, Eastbound.cz, 17/03.

 

Unkluge Kollateralschäden „smarter Sanktionen“ gegen Iran, Telepolis, 23/03 ▪ republished on ZNet Deutschland, 23/03 ▪ republished on Global Research, German site, Montreal: Centre for Research on Globalization, 29/04.

 

Pourquoi des « sanctions avisées » contre l’Iran provoqueraient des dommages collatéraux, trans. M. Mialane, edit. F. Giudice, Tlaxcala, 15/04.

 

2010a      Germany’s Fear of Finkelstein, The Palestine Chronicle, 02/03 ▪ republished on Eurasia Review, 02/03 ▪ republished on uruknet.info, 02/03 ▪ republished on CounterCurrents.org, 03/03 ▪ republished, Information Clearing House, 03/03 ▪ republished as Germany’s Finkelstein Phobia on Pacific Free Press, 04/03 ▪ republished as Silencing Critics of Israel: Germany’s Finkelstein Phobia, Global Research, Montreal: Centre for Research on Globalization, 04/03 ▪ republished on INCnews Global Intelligence, 04/03 ▪ republished on Political Theatrics, 04/03 ▪ republished on ZNet, 25/03 ▪ slightly edited version published on Monthly Review Webzine, 01/03 ▪ republished on the website of Jews for Justice for Palestinians (JFJFP), 10/03.

 

Finkelstein fiche la trouille à une certaine Allemagne, trans. M. Charbonnier, Palestine – Solidarité, 04/03 ▪ republished as La phobie Finkelstein en Allemagne, Mondialisation.ca, Montreal: Centre de recherche sur la mondialisation, 04/03 ▪ republished as L’Allemagne a peur de Finkelstein, trans. M. Charbonnier, edit. F. Giudice, Tlaxcala, 05/03.

 

Zittire i critici di Israele: La fobia della Germania de Norman Finkelstein, Arianna Editrice, trans. A. Carancini, 07/03 ▪ republished on Global Research, Montreal: Centre for Research on Globalization, 08/03.

 

Německé obavy z Finkelsteina a umlčování kritiky Izraele, Outsider Media, 08/03.

 

In excerpts.

 

2009g     What Middle East Policy to Expect from the New German Government? When Promising Ideas Threaten to be Buried in Transatlantic Waters, e-International Relations (e-IR), 04/11 ▪ republished on Global Research, Montreal: Centre for Research on Globalization, 05/11 ▪ republished on Foreign Policy Journal, 08/11 ▪ republished on Iran Review, 08/11 ▪ republished on Payvand Iran News, 16/11 ▪ slightly edited version published on Monthly Review Webzine, 06/11 ▪ republished on Sociologias, 07/11.

 

2009f        “Verhaltenswechsel des Regimes” statt “Regimewechsel”, Telepolis, 24/05.

 

2009e     „Obama for President!“ Ein Rückblick auf die Obamania des US-Establishments, ZNet Deutschland, 30/04 ▪ abridged version republished in NRhZ-Online – Neue Rheinische Zeitung, No. 196  (06/05)

 

2009d     Interview with Gilbert Achcar: Turning Away from a Strategy of Confrontation, Qantara.de: Dialogue with the Islamic World, 03/04 ▪ republished The American Muslim, 07/08.

 

Arabic translation, Qantara.de, 06/08.

 

 Interview mit Gilbert Achcar: Abkehr von einer Strategie der Konfrontation, trans. D. Keicol, Qantara.de: Dialog mit der islamischen Welt, 02/04.

 

2009c      Playing Nuclear Politics: The Islamic republic has little to gain from acquiring the bomb, The Guardian (online), 20/02 ▪ republished on Payvand Iran News, 24/02 ▪ republished as Playing Nuclear Politics with Iran, The Brunei Times, 22/02.

»Good piece« Parag Khanna

 

2009b     More Zionist Than Israel? German Policy and Media on Gaza, Monthly Review Webzine, 30/01.

»Excellent exposé«  Omar Barghouti | »Excellent analysis«  P U L S E

 

2009a     German Media Censorship on Gaza? Merkel’s Will, Global Research, Montreal: Centre for Research on Globalization, 22/01/09 ▪ republished [with functioning endnotes] on NormanFinkelstein.com, 29/01 ▪ abridged version published on The Palestine Chronicle, 16/02.

»Pretty grim scene«  Prof. Noam Chomsky | »Fabulous«  Prof. Michel Chossudovsky

 

2008i      Obama’s »Coalition of the Willing« Against Iran?, Global Research, Montreal: Centre for Research on Globalization, 20/11 ▪ republished on mediaLeft, 20/11 ▪ slightly complemented version published as A Mere Atmospheric Change in Obama’s Foreign Policy, Payvand Iran News, 21/11.

»Excellent«  Prof. Noam Chomsky

 

2008h     Desperate Need for Serious Change in Transatlantic Foreign Policy, Monthly Review Webzine, 08/11/08 ▪ republished on Iran Review, 08/11 | EU-Digest, 27/11.

 

2008g     Iran Falling Into the »Net« of a »Worldwide Policy«: On the U.S. Foreign Policy Doctrine and Its (Present) Dangers, Interview with Dr. William R. Polk, Informed Comment, 13/10 ▪ republished on Iran Coverage, p. 738, 13/10 | Global Research, 16/10 | ZNet, 17/10 | Payvand Iran News, 20/10.

»Quite interesting«  Prof. Noam Chomsky

 

2008f      Iranpolitik der USA: Rätselraten um Kriegsabsichten, Qantara.de – Dialog mit der islamischen Welt, 12/08/08 ▪ republished on Iran-Now Network Magazin, 18/08

 

ABD’nin İran politikası: Olası savaş tahminleri (trans. M. Tüzel), Qantara.de – İslam dünyasıyla diyalog, 13/08

 

US foreign policy and Iran: Of War Games and Guessing Games (trans. R. Walker), Qantara.de – Dialogue with the Islamic World, 15/08. ▪ republished on Iranian.com, 17/08 ▪ also republished on The American Muslim, 19/08.

 

2008e     Appeasement und Ausnahmezustand? Über den richtigen Umgang mit dem „Schurkenstaat“ Iran, Telepolis, 06.06.08 ▪ republished in: Compass – Infodienst für christlich-jüdische und deutsch-israelische Tagesthemen im Web, Nr. 932 (06/06) ▪ linked at: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung.

 

2008d     Neo-Con Conference Pushes for War on Iran, Global Research, Montreal: Centre for Research on Globalization, 01/06 ▪ republished on NormanFinkelstein.com ▪ published as Germany’s First Neo-Con Conference Pushes for War on Iran, Payvand Iran News, 05/06 | Unholy Alliances, Iranian.com, 26/06 ▪ linked at Antiwar.com Viewpoints.

»a shocking report«  Prof. Noam Chomsky | »very useful«  Dr. Norman Finkelstein |

»excellent report«  Abraham Weizfeld (Administrative Secretary, Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians)

 

2008c      »Atomarer Präventivschlag gegen die Un-Zivilisation«? Gedankenspiele für einen Krieg gegen den Iran auf Internationaler Konferenz, NRhZ-Online – Neue Rheinische Zeitung, Online Flyer No. 148 (28/05/08) ▪ linked at: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (30/05)

 

2008b     »Business as usual«? »Aufs Maul hauen, verknasten und umbringen: Das ist Anti-Faschismus!« Bericht zur Iran-Konferenz des Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin, ZNet Deutschland, 24/05/08 ▪ also published on: Iran-Now Network, 04/06/08 | excerpts published on: SteinbergRecherche, 25/05 ▪ linked at: Das Palästina Portal, 25/05 | BessereWeltLinks.

 

trans. A. Ahgary, Manteq-e Jang-Talabân [The logic of warmongers], Radio Zamaneh, 21/07 (Part 1), 23/07 (Part 2) | commented trans. A. Ahgary, Morouri bar yek Conference [On a Conference], Akhbare Rooz (Iranian Political Bulletin), 30/07.

 

2008a     »Abzug ist die einzige Alternative«. Interview mit Joachim Guilliard, Organisator der Internationalen Irak-Konferenz, NRhZ-Online – Neue Rheinische Zeitung, Online Flyer No. 143 (23/04/08) ▪ also published: with Joachim Guilliard, Interview zur Irakkonferenz 2008, ZNet Deutschland, 07/05/08.

 

roshangari, trans. N. Jafarpour, 13/05/08 [24 Ordibehesht 1387].

 

2007g     »Von der Iran-Krise zum Weltkrieg ist es nicht weit«. Das Säbelrassen der US-Neokonservativen dürfte im Fall Iran zu einem Flächenbrand führen, in: OnlineReports, 01/12/07.

 

2007f      »Man muss mit den Hüften schwingen!« – Ein Gespräch mit dem Schriftsteller Feridun Zaimoğlu, Eurozine, 16/11/07.

 

 »You’ve got to swing your hips!« – A conversation with Feridun Zaimoğlu, in: Eurozine, 16/11/07.

»a refreshingly vivacious interview«  Carl H. Frederiksson

 

2007e     »Den Onkel Tom, den spiele ich nicht!«, Ein Gespräch mit dem deutsch-iranischen Schriftsteller und Orientalisten Navid Kermani, in: Eurozine, 27/07/07.

 

 »I won’t be an Uncle Tom«, A conversation with Navid Kermani, in: Eurozine, 27/07/07.

»truly interesting and excellent«  Dr. Moustafa Bayoumi (CUNY)

2007d     Wie die EU-Diplomatie den Weg für einen US-Angriff auf Iran ebnete (unabridged version), Iran-Now Network Magazin (top story on 14/06/07).

 

2007c      La roulette russe et la guerre contre l’Iran : Les derrière-pensées moscovites et ses risques (version révisée), Mondialisation.ca, Montreal: Centre de recherche sur la mondialisation, 01/05/07 (lead on 02/05/07).

 

2007b     Russian Roulette and the War on Iran: Ulterior motives of a potential Iran War profiteer—and its risks, Global Research, Montreal: Centre for Research on Globalization, 21/04/07 ▪ also published on CASMII | Indymedia UK | World Affairs Brief.

 

La roulette russe et la guerre contre l’Iran, trans. K. Loubnani, ContreInfo, 24/04.

 

La roulette russa e la guerra all’Iran (comeDonChisciotte.net, 29/04 | Arianna Editrice, 30/04 | Nuovo Agenzia Radicale, 30/04).

 

2007a     Teetering on the Brink of Disaster: The Neocons’ Decision to Bomb Iran, Global Research, Montreal: Centre for Research on Globalization, 09/04/07 (lead on 10/04/07) ▪ also published on Indymedia UK | World Prout Assembly | University of Graz | Iran Now Network Magazin).

 

Danse au bord du volcan : la décision des néocons de bombarder l’Iran (Trans. F. Giudice, Tlaxcala, 11/04; Quibla – Le quotidien online des Musulmans libres et actifs et leurs alliés) ▪ Catastrophe annoncée : la décision des Néoconservateurs de bombarder l’Iran (Trans. F. Giudice, Mondialisation.ca, Montreal: Centre de recherche sur la mondialisation, 12/04, lead on 16/04) ▪ also published on Alterinfo | Anadalous.ma.

 

Kassioun.org (Syria).

 

Alef (lead on 12/04 [23 Farvardin 1386], also English original pdf with footnotes)

 

▪ cited in Center for Media and Democracy’s Iran SourceWatch among 2007’s most important articles.

 

2006b     Orient in Osnabrück: Das Morgenland-Festival verbindet Welten, Iran-Now Network Magazin, 17/10 ▪ republished on Radio Q Campus-Magazin, 24/10.

 

2006a     Research Paper Iran in the Eye of Storm – Backgrounds of a Global Crisis on the website of German Power Structure Research (late March).

 

2004       Sole website at the University of Münster on the 2004 U.S. Presidential Elections – Institute of Political Science, University of Münster (Germany).

 

2003       Website Who’s next? Future prospects of the Near and Middle East – An analysis of U.S. foreign policy by focusing on think tanks – Peace and Conflict Studies, Institute of Sociology, University of Muenster (Germany).

 

 

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2011        New Insights Into the Islamic Republic of Iran, Development and Cooperation (D+C), Bonn: Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Society for International Cooperation, GIZ), Vol. 52, No. 5 (May), pp. 208–209. [Review essay on: Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Iran in World Politics: The Question of the Islamic Republic, London: Hurst 2007 & New York: Columbia University Press 2008; Hamid Dabashi, Iran: A People Interrupted, New York: New Press 2007; Elaheh Rostami-Povey, Iran’s Influence: A Religious–Political State and Society in its Region, London & New York: Zed Books 2010.] | Republished on Europe’s World, 22/05 ▪ on Global Research, Montreal: Centre for Research on Globalization, 22/05 ▪ on e-International Relations (e-IR), 22/02 ▪ on Monthly Review Webzine, 23/05 ▪ as Defining Moment on Iranian.com, 23/05 ▪ on Atlantic-Community.org, 24/05 ▪ on Humanitarian Texts: World-Wide Asian–Eurasian Human Rights Forum, 25/05 ▪ on ZNet, 31/05.

 

 Neue Blicke auf die Islamische Republik Iran, Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit (E+Z), Vol. 52, No. 5 (May), pp. 208–209 | Republished on ZNet Deutschland, 15/06/2011.

 

Čo je to politický islam?, trans. Peter Nedoroščík, utopia, 01/07/2011.

 

2009       Literaturbericht: Wenn das Rationale den Blick für Lösungen frei macht [When rationality opens the way for solutions], WeltTrends: Zeitschrift für internationale Politik (Journal of International Politics), Vol. 17, No. 68 (September–October), Online Extra. [Books review of Christoph Bertram, Rethinking Iran: From Confrontation to Cooperation, Paris: European Union Institute for Security Studies 2008; Volker Perthes, Iran: Eine politische Herausforderung. Die prekäre Balance von Vertrauen und Sicherheit, Frankfurt: Suhrkamp 2008.]

 

2008       Book review of Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, The International Politics of the Persian Gulf: A Cultural Geneology, London: Routledge 2006, Die Friedens-Warte – Journal of International Peace and Organization, Vol. 83, Nos. 2–3, pp. 219–222 & inamo: Berichte und Analysen zu Politik und Gesellschaft des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens, Berlin: Informationsprojekt Naher und Mittlerer Osten (inamo), No. 55 (Fall).

 

 

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