Hossein Aghaie Joobani

Hossein Aghaie Joobani is a PhD candidate in International Relations at Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey. He serves as a Contributing Editor for the peer-reviewed Journal of Asian Politics and Policy (Wiley-Blackwell). He is interested in European and Middle Eastern politics, particularly Turkey, Iran and China relations with the European Union and Central Asian countries. His other research interests include issues pertaining to geopolitics, foreign policy analysis and security studies. Joobani holds a Master’s in Political Science from Linköping University, Sweden.
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Does the Yemen Conflict Pose a Threat to the GCC?

A domestic rebellion in Yemen has devolved into a sectarian security threat to the entire Arabian Peninsula. What started out in 2004 as an internal conflict between the Houthis — a Shiite rebel movement — and the Yemeni government seems to have devolved into an ideological and geopolitical war involving both internal and external forces. So much has been written about Saudi Arabia and... Continue Reading

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The Middle East Reacts to the Iran Deal

The ripple effects of a nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 may instigate geopolitical waves in the Middle East. It appears that after a 12-year impasse, Iran and the P5+1 — the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany — have reached an agreement on key parameters of a framework for a final nuclear deal, which would be hammered out by June 30. Though nothing is set in... Continue Reading

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