Dr. Azadeh Zamirirad

Dr. Azadeh Zamirirad


Research Division: Middle East and Africa
Deputy Head of Research Division

azadeh.zamirirad(at)swp-berlin.org

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


SWP Publications (selection):

Stephan Roll, Azadeh Zamirirad

Détente in the Gulf Region – Saudi Arabia and Iran Agree on Zones of Influence

in: Lars Brozus (ed.)
While We Were Planning

Contributions to Research Papers 2018/RP 05, September 2018, 46 Pages, S. 21-25

Corentin Brustlein, James Dobbins, Dalia Dassa Kaye, Oliver Meier, Marco Overhaus, Neil Quilliam, Charles Ries, Dorothée Schmid, Sanam Vakil, Azadeh Zamirirad

Saving Transatlantic Cooperation and the Iran Nuclear Deal

A View from Europe and the United States

SWP Comment 2018/C 09, February 2018, 4 Pages
Azadeh Zamirirad

Russia Replaces the United States as Iraq’s Security Partner

in: Sabine Fischer, Margarete Klein (eds.)
Conceivable Surprises

Contributions to Research Papers 2016/RP 10, October 2016, 78 Pages, S. 35-39

External Publications (selection):

Azadeh Zamirirad

Missing the Target

Impact of the US »Maximum Pressure« Policy on Iran's Domestic Sphere

In: Achim Vogt and David Jalilvand (eds.): One Year After the Re-imposition of Sanctions - Perspectives on the Strategic Implications of the US »Maximum Pressure« Campaign Against Iran, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 4 November 2019: pp. 6-10.

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Azadeh Zamirirad, David Ramin Jalilvand, Nikolay Kozhanov, Mohammadbagher Forough, P. R. Kumaraswamy, Ja’far Haghpanah, Dalileh Rahimi Ashtiani, Sanam Vakil, Cornelius Adebahr

Forced to Go East?

Iran’s Foreign Policy Outlook and the Role of Russia, China and India

Working Paper Research Division Middle East and Africa, 2020/01, 42 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020WP03

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Azadeh Zamirirad, Sascha Lohmann, Oliver Meier

Why Europe needs to push back to save the Iran nuclear deal

in: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, June 30, 2020 (online).
Azadeh Zamirirad

Three implications of the corona crisis in Iran

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.

Point of View, 09.04.2020
Oliver Meier, Azadeh Zamirirad

What Europe can do now to save the nuclear deal with Iran

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.

Point of View, 10.05.2019

SWP Comments

Fabian Burkhardt
Russia’s “Passportisation” of the Donbas

The Mass Naturalisation of Ukrainians Is More Than a Foreign Policy Tool


Andrea Frenzel, Nadine Godehardt
Improving Europe’s China Competence

On the Significance of China Competence for German and European Policy on China


SWP Research Papers

Muriel Asseburg
Reconstruction in Syria

Challenges and Policy Options for the EU and its Member States


Guido Steinberg
Regional Power United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Is No Longer Saudi Arabia’s Junior Partner