Ali Fathollah Nejad

Ali Fathollah-Nejad is a political scientist educated in Germany, France and the Netherlands. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS (United Kingdom) and Münster (Germany). In 2010, Fathollah-Nejad was a Visiting Lecturer in Development and Globalization (with a focus on the Middle East) at the University of Westminster in London. He is the author of The Iran Conflict and the Obama Administration (in German), published by Potsdam University Press in 2010 (reprinted in 2011). He is also a member of the working group on Security Policy of the civil-society initiative for a Conference for Security and Cooperation in the Middle East (CSCME).

Nefarious Fallouts of Sanctions on Iran

Aug 09, 2013

Rouhani's election presents an opportunity to dissolve the dense web of sanctions against Iran. Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, has promised to ease tensions surrounding the international relations of his country. In line with the will of the majority of Iranians, the issue of economic sanctions – weighing heavily on...

Iran and Israel: A Way Out of the Crisis?

Aug 27, 2012

German–Iranian political scientist Ali Fathollah-Nejad and Israeli journalist and peace activist Hillel Schenker discuss the conflict engulfing Iran, Israel and the West. Author's Note Possible alternatives and the perception of the spiral of violence discussed in Berlin by German–Iranian political scientist Ali Fathollah-Nejad and Israeli journalist and peace activist Hillel...

A New Security Architecture for the Middle East?

Dec 12, 2011

The Arab Spring demonstrates that civil-society yields results. Ali Fathollah-Nejad from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London is member of the initiative for a civil-society Conference for Security and Cooperation in the Middle East (CSCME). One of its key aims is the creation...

A Conference for Security and Cooperation in the Middle East

Dec 02, 2011

Commentary on the importance of a common and inclusive approach for calming various tensions in the Middle East. With the war drums on Iran sounding again and the Arab Revolts following an arduous path, the question of a sustainable perspective for a conflict-ridden region remains to be dealt with. After...