Director of the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (IMESS) in Tehran, Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Islamic Azad University, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Iranian English Quarterly “Discourse”.
Visiting Researcher at Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hamad Bin Khalifa University. He is also a PhD Candidate at Doshisha University where he is completing his dissertation on holy war and state.
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen is Fellow for the Middle East at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston, Texas. He is the author of four books on the international relations and political economy of the Gulf, including Qatar and the Arab Spring (2014) and The United Arab Emirates…