Africa and Middle East Deputy Head of Research Division
2009–2015 Lecturer (international and comparative politics), University of Potsdam
2008–2014 Editor of the journal WeltTrends
2005–2007 Project coordinator of the DAAD-funded university cooperations of Potsdam University with the Sadat Academy for Management Sciences Cairo and the University of Tehran
2001–2006 M.A. Political Science | American Studies, University of Potsdam
Iran’s Foreign Policy Outlook and the Role of Russia, China and India
The coronavirus is more than a health challenge for the Islamic Republic. The virus is exacerbating the legitimacy crisis and pushing religion into the background, says Azadeh Zamirirad.
In response to Tehran’s announcement that it will no longer be implementing parts of the nuclear agreement, the EU should do everything it can to avert the danger of the accord’s full collapse and create the necessary conditions to normalise trade relations with Iran. An assessment by Oliver Meier and Azadeh Zamirirad.
Contributions to Research Papers 2018/RP 05, 03.09.2018, 46 Pages, pp. 21–25
A View from Europe and the United States
Contributions to Research Papers 2016/RP 10, 04.10.2016, 78 Pages, pp. 35–39
The majority of the Iranian population may stay away from the ballot box this year. Yet that does not render presidential elections meaningless.
Impact of the US »Maximum Pressure« Policy on Iran's Domestic Sphere
Diplomacy has only a narrow window of opportunity, as the nuclear debate inside Iran remains volatile.
On Friday, the UN Security Council rejected a US proposal to extend a conventional weapons embargo on Iran. Host Marco Werman speaks to Azadeh Zamirirad, an Iran researcher at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin.
Negar Mortazavi speaks with Azadeh Zamirirad, Deputy Head of Middle East and Africa at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin, about Europe’s role in diplomacy between Iran and the US, how the Europeans helped nuclear negotiations succeed in the past and what they can do to help deescalate tensions and restart diplomacy between Tehran and Washington.