Shirin Shafaie

Shirin Shafaie is an Iranian political analyst and commentator. She studied Philosophy (BA) and Philosophy of Art (MA) in Tehran and Middle East Politics (MSc) in London. She is currently a PhD candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her doctoral thesis is on “Contemporary Iranian War Narratives: A Dialectical Discourse Analysis”. The core of her research is critical war studies with special focus on the Iran-Iraq War, chemical weapons, war-related mental illness and the use of Oral History in war studies. She is the President of the Research Students’ Society.

After Moscow: Will There be War or Peace? (Part 2/2)

Jun 15, 2012

The Russian scholar and independent analyst Dr. Nikolay Kozhanov shares his in-depth insight into the Russian approach towards the upcoming Moscow negotiations between P5+1 and Iran with Shirin Shafaie. Dr. Kozhanov was an attaché at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Tehran from 2006 to 2009, where he worked...

After Moscow: Will There be War or Peace? (Part 1/2)

Jun 14, 2012

The Russian scholar and independent analyst Dr. Nikolay Kozhanov shares his in-depth insight into the Russian approach towards the upcoming Moscow negotiations between P5+1 and Iran with Shirin Shafaie. Dr. Kozhanov was an attaché at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Tehran from 2006 to 2009, where he worked...

Hazardous Sovereignty: Why Uranium Enrichment Matters

May 20, 2012

Fair Observer presents an exclusive talk by Shirin Shafaie on the facts underlying nuclear proliferation and non-proliferation in the Middle East, with a focus on Iran, the UAE and Israel. We are now at a decisive juncture with regard to Iran’s nuclear issue and its decades-long standoff with the West....

Diplomatic Miscalculations and the Threat of War: Part 3

Mar 06, 2012

Shirin Shafaie presents an exclusive interview with Peter Jenkins regarding Iran’s nuclear issue and the failure of Western diplomacy in dealing with it. Mr. Jenkins was the UK Permanent Representative to the IAEA in Vienna from 2001 to 2006. This is the last of three parts. Read Part 1 here...

Diplomatic Miscalculations and the Threat of War: Part 2

Feb 28, 2012

Shirin Shafaie presents an exclusive interview with Peter Jenkins regarding Iran’s nuclear issue and the failure of Western diplomacy in dealing with it. Mr. Jenkins was the UK Permanent Representative to the IAEA in Vienna from 2001 to 2006. This is the second of three parts. Read Part 1 here....

Diplomatic Miscalculations and the Threat of War: Part 1

Feb 22, 2012

Shirin Shafaie presents an exclusive interview with Peter Jenkins regarding Iran’s nuclear issue and the failure of Western diplomacy in dealing with it. Mr. Jenkins was the UK Permanent Representative to the IAEA in Vienna from 2001 to 2006. This is the first of three parts.