Iranian Foreign Policy, Syria, Iraq, Iran-Russia Relations, Geopolitics and Security in the Middle East and Central Eurasia
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (fincanced by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) – Research project title: »Iran’s Foreign Policy Making in the Middle East: A Comparative Study of Iraq and Syria«
Hosted by: Dr. Muriel Asseburg
2016-2020 Assistant Professor of Regional Studies at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran
2016-2018 Guest Lecturer at the Regional Studies Department at the University of Tehran
2011-2015 Ph.D. Candidate in Regional Studies at the University of Tehran
2012-2013 Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies, Tehran
Complex Rivalries, Fragmented Alliances, Declining Soft Power
Neither a Turning Point Nor an Overall Determinant
From Fighting Terrorism to Creating a Zone of Influence
Friction between Tehran and Ankara in Iraq is rooted in balance-of-power considerations and their quest for greater influence.
The Biden foreign policy team hopes to use nuclear de-escalation with Tehran as a stepping stone to fostering a “modus vivendi” between Iran and its regional rivals, a more realistic approach that might go down well with Ayatollah Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards.