Eliot Assoudeh

Eliot Assoudeh is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. His research interests are religion and politics, fascism, totalitarianism, political extremism, modernity, Europe and the Middle East.

Iran's Quest for a New Islamic Civilization

May 03, 2017

Iran is reshaping its role as a regional leader in the Middle East. In February, the Islamic Republic celebrated the 38th year of the revolution. Soon after the Iranian Revolution succeeded in 1979, the new regime had two missions: providing support for oppressed populations — especially Shia minorities — in...

Brexit and Populism’s Verbal Judo

September 08, 2016

Brexit was the most recent achievement for the politics of populism in Europe. Up until a few years back, populist radical-right parties, which are mainly single-issue ones, were marginalized as a political group. The core ideological tenets of populist radical-right parties—nativism, authoritarianism and populism—exist in conflict with liberal values. Some...