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Selected Recent Publications


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}

The best new International Relations books   The best Iran History books of all time

 

 

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}

Ali Fathollah-Nejad

political scientist & analyst

deutsch-iranischer politologe

politologue irano-allemand

Dr. Ali Fathollah-Nejad is a German–Iranian political scientist focusing on Iran, the Middle East, and the post-unipolar world order. He is an Associate Fellow with the American University of Beirut’s Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (AUB-IFI), where he publishes a monthly brief entitled »Iran in Focus« (previously published as »Iran 1400 Brief«). He is the author of the much-acclaimed book Iran in an Emerging New World Order: From Ahmadinejad to Rouhani (2021), as well as initiator and co-host of the Berlin Mideast Podcast (Konrad Adenauer Foundation). He is also an affiliated researcher with the Centre d’Études de la Coopération Internationale et du Développement (CECID) at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Freie Universität (FU) Berlin’s Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics.

Ali 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.

Ali is also the former Iran expert of the Brookings Institution in Doha (BDC, 2017–20) and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP, 2015–18). In 2020, he published two monographs: The Islamic Republic of Iran Four Decades On: The 2017/18 Protests Amid a Triple Crisis and The Politics of Culture in Times of Rapprochement: European Cultural and Academic Exchange with Iran (2015–16).

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 the winner of 2016/17 post-doctoral fellowship of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Iran Project.

His about 250 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 leading international media outlets in English, German, and French. Ali is fluent in German, French, English, and Persian.

   

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Iran Monthly Brief (2022)

(2022) Iran in Focus, Beirut: Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI), American University of Beirut (AUB).

#IranInFocus is a monthly brief written by Dr. Ali Fathollah-Nejad, Senior Fellow at IFI, that comments on current international, political, economic, and social issues in Iran. (www.ifipolicyblog.com/iran-in-focus.html)

 

Iran Weekly Newsletter (2021)

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

Covering Iran’s domestic & international challenges (above all, the nuclear talks).

 


Berlin Mideast Podcast (2021–)

Der Berlin Mideast Podcast diskutiert regelmäßig mit ausgewiesenen ExpertInnen ein zentrales Thema in Bezug auf Europas Nachbarregion, dem Nahen/Mittleren Osten (Nordafrika & Westasien). So werden Politik, Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft, Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik im und gegenüber dem Nahen und Mittleren Osten unter die Lupe genommen. Das Team besteht aus den Co-Hosts (und Initiator) Ali Fathollah-Nejad & Marie Sina sowie regemäßig Golineh Atai & Michael Thumann. Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. #BerlinMideastPodcast

 

2022 MEDIA COMMENTARY [en|de|fr|fa|ar]
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2022 VIDEO & AUDIO INTERVIEWS
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2022 TALKS & LECTURES
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