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Selected Recent Publications

Ali Fathollah-Nejad

political scientist & analyst

deutsch-iranischer politologe

politologue irano-allemand

Dr. Ali Fathollah-Nejad (Ph.D. SOAS) is a German–Iranian political scientist with a focus on Iran, the Middle East, the post-unipolar world order, and right-wing populism in Europe. He is the author of the much-acclaimed Iran in an Emerging New World Order: From Ahmadinejad to Rouhani (Palgrave Macmillan’s Studies in Iranian Politics, May 2021) and of the Iran 1400 Brief: Beyond the Headlines weekly newsletter (Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom’s Middle East and North Africa office). Based in Berlin, he is a Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at the Afro–Middle East Centre (AMEC), South Africa’s think-tank specialized on the Middle East, as well as affiliated researcher with Centre d’Études de la Coopération Internationale et du Développement (CECID) at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) as well as Freie Universität (FU) Berlin’s Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics. In 2020, two monographs were published: The Islamic Republic of Iran Four Decades On: The 2017/18 Protests Amid a Triple Crisis (Brookings Analysis Paper) and The Politics of Culture in Times of Rapprochement: European Cultural and Academic Exchange with Iran (2015–16) (Wissenschaftsverlag WeltTrends).

Ali holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Department of Development Studies at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) University of London and was a post-doctoral Associate with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Iran Project. Also, he had been the in-house Iran expert at the Brookings Institution’s Middle East center in Doha (BDC, 2017–20) and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP, 2015–18).

He has taught globalization and development in the Middle East, contemporary Iran, the Arab Revolts and great-power politics at the University of Tübingen (as Senior Lecturer in Middle East and Comparative Politics), in the Ph.D. program of Qatar University’s Gulf Studies Center, at FU Berlin’s Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, the University of Westminster, SOAS etc. Due to COVID-19, his Visiting Professorship at the Centre for International Studies of the University of Economics in Prague is postponed.

His about 200 analytical pieces in English, German, and French have been translated into a dozen languages. A frequent speaker at academic conferences and political forums, he regularly contributes to international media outlets in English, German or French. Ali is fluent in German, French, English, and Persian.

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Iran Weekly Newsletter

May-July 2021 Iran 1400 Brief: Beyond the Headlines, Amman/Beirut: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom’s Middle East and North Africa office (FNF MENA).

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Latest Monographs          

2021 Iran in an Emerging New World Order: From Ahmadinejad to Rouhani, Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan (Studies in Iranian Politics), May. {details & advance praise}

 

 

 

 

 

2020 The Politics of Culture in Times of Rapprochement: European Cultural and Academic Exchange with Iran (2015–16), new forewords by A.-H. Cheheltan & A. Adib-Moghaddam, Potsdam: Wissenschaftsverlag WeltTrends.

 

 

 

 

 

2020  The Islamic Republic of Iran Four Decades On: The 2017/18 Protests Amid a Triple Crisis, Washington, DC: Brookings Institution & Doha: Brookings Doha Center, April (60 pp.) • in Arabic translation by Brookings Doha. {see also ongoing research project on “Iran’s long-term revolutionary process“, incl. publications & media commentary in multiple languages}

2021 MEDIA COMMENTARY [en|de|fr|fa|ar]
2021 VIDEO & AUDIO INTERVIEWS
2021 TALKS & LECTURES