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Ali Fathollah-Nejad is visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center. He is also a part-time assistant professor at Qatar University’s Gulf Studies Center. Previously, he was a post-doctoral associate with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Iran Project and an associate fellow with the Middle East and North Africa Program of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) – acting as the latter's in-house Iran expert. Currently, he is also an affiliated researcher with Freie Universität (FU) Berlin’s Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics and a research associate at the Centre d’Études de la Coopération Internationale et du Développement (CECID) at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

Ali holds a PhD in International Relations from the Department of Development Studies at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), with a dissertation on Iran’s international relations in the 2000s in a changing world order. He has taught courses on globalization and development in West Asia and North Africa, contemporary Iran and the Arab Revolts among others at FU Berlin’s Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, the University of Westminster and SOAS.

A frequent speaker at political forums (including the European Parliament, the House of Commons, the French National Assembly, the University of Law in London and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna) and academic conferences, he also regularly contributes to international media outlets. In addition to two monographs on the post-“9/11” U.S.–Iran conflict, he has written over 150 analytical pieces in English, German and French – with translations into almost a dozen languages. His work has been published worldwide, e.g. PBS Newshour, Al Jazeera English, The Guardian, The National Interest, openDemocracyWorld Policy Journal, Frankfurter Allgemeine ZeitungNeue Zürcher Zeitung, Internationale Politik (IP), Der Tagesspiegeltaz, Huffington Post (France, Quebec & Germany editions), Géostratégiques, Mediapart, L’Orient-Le Jour, Insight Turkey, Iranian Diplomacy and the Palestine–Israel Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture.

His forthcoming book is entitled Iran in an Emerging New World Order: From Ahmadinejad to Rouhani, New York: Palgrave Macmillan (Studies in Iranian Politics).

Ali Fathollah-Nejad is visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center. He is also a part-time assistant professor at Qatar University’s Gulf Studies Center. Previously, he was a post-doctoral associate with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Iran Project and an associate fellow with the Middle East and North Africa Program of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) – acting as the latter’s in-house Iran expert. Currently, he is also an affiliated researcher with Freie Universität (FU) Berlin’s Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics and a research associate at the Centre d’Études de la Coopération Internationale et du Développement (CECID) at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

Ali holds a PhD in International Relations from the Department of Development Studies at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), with a dissertation on Iran’s international relations in the 2000s in a changing world order. He has taught courses on globalization and development in West Asia and North Africa, contemporary Iran and the Arab Revolts among others at FU Berlin’s Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, the University of Westminster and SOAS.

A frequent speaker at political forums (including the European Parliament, the House of Commons, the French National Assembly, the University of Law in London and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna) and academic conferences, he also regularly contributes to international media outlets. In addition to two monographs on the post-“9/11” U.S.–Iran conflict, he has written over 150 analytical pieces in English, German and French – with translations into almost a dozen languages. His work has been published worldwide, e.g. PBS Newshour, Al Jazeera English, The Guardian, The National Interest, openDemocracyWorld Policy Journal, Frankfurter Allgemeine ZeitungNeue Zürcher Zeitung, Internationale Politik (IP), Der Tagesspiegeltaz, Huffington Post (France, Quebec & Germany editions), Géostratégiques, Mediapart, L’Orient-Le Jour, Insight Turkey, Iranian Diplomacy and the Palestine–Israel Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture.

His forthcoming book is entitled Iran in an Emerging New World Order: From Ahmadinejad to Rouhani, New York: Palgrave Macmillan (Studies in Iranian Politics).

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