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Department of Politics and International Studies

Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

BA, MA (Hamburg); MPhil, PhD (Cantab)

Overview

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam
Department of Politics and International Studies

Professor of Global Thought and Comparative Philosphies

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Member

Centre for Iranian Studies

Centre Chair

Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)

Member

Name:
Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam
Email address:
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7898 4747
Fax:
+44 (0)20 7898 5459
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
216
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 5-6 & Wednesdays 1-2
On Sabbatical:
Term 3, 2014/15

Biography

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam is Professor in Global Thought and Comparative Philosophies and Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute. Educated at the Universities of Hamburg, American (Washington DC) and Cambridge, where he received his MPhil and PhD as a multiple scholarship student, he was the first Jarvis Doctorow Fellow in International Relations and Peace Studies at St Edmund Hall and the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford.

As a critic, writer and scholar, Adib-Moghaddam is best known for his work on Iran, relations between the west and the Muslim world and the international politics of West Asia and North Africa. As a public intellectual, he writes on contemporary politics and culture and his commentary has been published by leading outlets including Al-Jazeera, CNN, The Daily Star (Beirut), The Guardian, The Independent, and opendemocracy. Adib-Moghaddam has lectured globally on topics ranging from Iranian and Islamic politics, Islamophobia, critical and postcolonial theory and the myth of a clash of civilisations.

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Ali Fathollah-Nejad, A Critical Geopolitics of Iran in an Emerging New World Order (preliminary)
  • George Fernee, Representing Reality: Images of Iran in U.S. Cultural Discourses
  • Hae Won Jeong , A Critical Analysis of State-Society Relations in Post-Gulf War Kuwait
  • Heba Negm,
  • Mohammad Ali Shabani, Shi’a Brothers, Shi’a Rivals; Competition and Cooperation between Iran and Post-Saddam Iraq
  • Sasan Aghlani , Security from Qom to Tehran: Nuclear Energy and Non-Proliferation in the Islamic Republic of Iran under Wilayat al-Faqih
  • Seyed Ali Alavi, Iranian-Palestinian Relations and the broader Middle East Politics.
  • Tahani Mustafa, Deconstructing the International State-Building Paradigm: The Case of the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Expertise

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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • Near and Middle East
Country Expertise
Languages

Publications

Authored Books

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2013) On the Arab Revolts and the Iranian Revolution: Power and Resistance Today. Bloomsbury Academic.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2010) A metahistory of the Clash of Civilisations: Us and them beyond Orientalism. London: Hurst; New York: Columbia University Press.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2009) siasate beinolmelalli dar chalije fars: tabarshenasi-ye farhangi. (in Persian) Trans. Gharayagh-Zandi Davoud. Tehran: Shirazeh Publishers.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) Iran in World Politics: the Question of the Islamic Republic. London: Hurst & Co; New York: Columbia University Press.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) The International Politics of the Persian Gulf. A Cultural Genealogy. London; New York: Routledge. (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics, No. 3)

Edited Books

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin, ed. (2014) A Critical Introduction to Khomeini. Cambridge University Press.

Book Chapters

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2012) 'Can the (sub)altern resist?: A dialogue between Foucault and Said.' In: Netton, Ian, (ed.), Orientalism Revisited: Art, land, voyage. Abingdon: Routledge.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2012) 'What is the Clash of Civilisations? Contrapuntal Reflections.' In: Mahdavi, Mojtaba and Knight, W. Andy, (eds.), Towards the Dignity of Difference: Neither End of History nor Clash of Civilisations. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 27-41.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2012) 'Iranian-American Relations and the Future Security Architecture in Western Asia.' In: Ahmad, Ali and Panda, Jagannath P. and Singh, Prashant K., (eds.), Towards a New Asian Order. New Dehli: Shipra Publications, pp. 181-196.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2012) 'Discourse and Violence: The Friend-Enemy Conjunction in contemporary Iranian-American affairs.' In: Beranek, Ondrej, (ed.), Europe, the Middle East, and the Global War on Terror: Critical reflections. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2011) 'Discourse and violence: the friend-enemy conjunction in contemporary Iranian-American relations.' In: Ehteshami, Anoush and Molavi, Reza, (eds.), Iran and the International System. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 150-167. (Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series)

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2011) 'Who is the radical subject? Power and resistance in Iran.' In: Joffe, George, (ed.), Islamist Radicalisation in Europe and the Middle East: Reassessing the causes of terrorism. London: I. B. Tauris, pp. 269-299.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2011) 'Al-joghrafiya al-siasiya fi Iran.' In: Al Mesbar Studies and Research Centre. Al Mesbar: Dubai, pp. 153-170.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2011) 'What is Radicalism? Power and Resistance in Iran.' In: Beranek, Ondrey, (ed.), Iran: Between Power and Civil Society. Prague: Metropolitan University Prague, pp. 25-55.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2010) 'Islamic Utopian Romanticism and the Foreign Policy Culture of Iran.' In: Legrenzi, Matteo, (ed.), Gulf Security: Historical legacies and future prospects. Abingdon: Routledge.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2009) 'Islamutopia, (Post)modernity and the Multitude.' In: Hayden, Patrick and el-Ojeili, Chamsy, (eds.), Globalisation and Utopia: Critical essays. London: Palgrave, pp. 137-115.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'The Iran-Iraq War.' In: Kamrava, Mehran and Dorraj, Massoud, (eds.), Iran Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Islamic Republic. Volume One, A-K. Westport, CT: Greenwood, pp. 250-258.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'Global Intifadah?: September 11th and the struggle within Islam.' In: Giusta, Marina Della and Kambhampati, Uma S. and Wade, Robert Hunter, (eds.), Critical Perspectives on Globalisation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Articles

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2012) 'What is Radicalism? Power and Resistance in Iran.' Middle East Critique, 21 (3). pp. 271-290.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2012) 'The Arab Revolts, Islam and Postmodernity.' Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 5 (1). pp. 15-25.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2012) 'The Theory and Praxis of Iranian-American Relations.' International Studies Journal, 9 (1). pp. 35-69.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2011) 'Arabische Aufstände, Islam und Postmoderne (in German).' INAMO, 68 . pp. 4-8.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2010) 'Aufstand fuer Gerechtigkeit.' Welt-Sichten Magazin . pp. 58-61.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2010) 'Die „Geographie“ der Opposition in Iran: Utopia oder klassenbewusster Kommunitarismus? (in German).' Inamo, 16 (63). pp. 18-21.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2009) 'Discourse and violence: The friend-enemy conjunction in contemporary Iranian-American relations.' Critical Studies on Terrorism, 2 (3). pp. 512-526.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2009) 'On “Islamic” politics and the resistance in Iraq.' International Studies Journal, 5 (3). (Forthcoming)

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'A (short) history of the Clash of Civilisations.' Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 21 (2). pp. 217-234.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'Zendan-e Abu Ghraib va Insaniyat (in Persian).' Studies on Israel and the United States, 9 (3). pp. 75-98.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2007) 'Abu Ghraib and Insaniyat.' Monthly Review, 59 (7). pp. 20-36.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2007) 'Manufacturing War: Iran in the neoconservative imagination.' Third World Quarterly, 28 (3). pp. 635-653.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2007) 'Inventions of the Iran-Iraq war.' Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies, 16 (1). pp. 63-83.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2007) 'Reflections on the emerging political economy of Iran.' International Studies Journal, 3 (3). pp. 23-37.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'The Whole Range of Saddam Hussein's War Crimes.' Middle East Report (239). pp. 30-35.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'Regional Security Complex Theory: a critical examination.' International Studies Journal, 3 (1). pp. 25-40.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'The Pluralistic Momentum in Iran and the Future of the Reform Movement.' Third World Quarterly, 27 (6). pp. 665-674.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'Reflections on the political economy of Iran.' International Studies Journal, 3 (3). pp. 12-20.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2005) 'Islamic Utopian Romanticism and the Foreign Policy Culture of Iran.' Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies, 14 (3). pp. 265-292.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2002) 'Global Intifadah? September 11th and the Struggle within Islam.' Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 15 (2). pp. 203-216.

Book Reviews

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2009) 'A Review of Kasra Naji, 'Ahmadinejad: The Secret History of Iran’s Radical Leader'.' Insight Turkey, 11 (3). pp. 208-210.

Other

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2012) 'Iran, Netanyahu and the Holocaust.' Harvard University, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (Boston, MA).

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2012) 'Islamutopia: A very short history of political Islam.' LSE IDEAS (London).

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2012) 'Iran seems an unlikely culprit for the attacks on Israeli diplomats.' The Guardian (London).

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2011) 'Iran is not about to collapse.' The Guardian (London).

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2011) 'Do Tunisian elections mark shift to 'postmodernised Islam?'.' CNN.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2011) 'Iran, the Arab intifada and the end of the "Middle East".' bitterlemons-international (Jerusalem).

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2011) 'After 9/11: The ripples of violence.' openDemocracy.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2011) 'A post-American world can benefit Iraq and Iran.' The Daily Star (Beirut).

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2011) 'After the “west”.' openDemocracy.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2011) 'Bahrain in the Shadow of Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States.' CNN.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2011) 'Postmodern Islam and the Arab Revolts.' openDemocracy.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2010) 'Europe Still Vital in Talks With Iran.' The Guardian (London).

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2010) 'A new order in “greater west Asia”: AfPak to Palestine.' openDemocracy. republished by International Security Network (ISN), ETH Zurich University.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2010) 'How to make peace with Iran.' openDemocracy.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2010) 'What is the Green Movement?' bitterlemons-international.org.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2010) 'The Islamic Republic of Iran at 31.' Exclusive commentary, Channel 4 News (UK). 11th February 2010.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2010) 'The future of Islam and Democracy in Iran.' bitterlemons-international.org.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2009) 'No military solution to conflict.' bitterlemons-international.org.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2009) 'However this plays out Iran’s leader can claim a win.' The Independent, p.21.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2009) 'Martin Amis is wrong about Iran.' The Guardian, Comment is Free.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2009) 'Iran: This is not a revolution.' The Guardian, Comment is Free.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'A step beyond the rhetoric.' Khaleej Times (UAE).

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'Obama’s “new” America and Iran.' The Daily Star (Beirut).

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'Obama’s “new” America and the Question of Iran.' bitterlemons-international (Beirut).

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'Quién cuenta los muertos en Afganistán?' Safe Democracy Foundation. Republished by barcelonaradical.net.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'Afganistan’da Ölüleri Kim Sayıyor? Kaybedilen Bir Savaş Daha.' ekopolitik.org (Ekonomi & Politika Haber Analiz).

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'Who is counting the dead in Afghanistan: Another War Lost?' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'War Plans and the demise of US power.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'Los planes de guerra en Irán y la pérdida de poder estadounidense: Del fracaso de los neoconservadores al nuevo realismo.' Safe Democracy Foundation. Republished by Espacios Europeos (9 September 2008), Revista Pueblos (6 September 2008), Oficina de informacion Chileno-Palestina (10 September 2008).

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'We may be near a 'cold peace' between the US and Iran.' The Daily Star (Beirut).

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'We may be near a “Cold Peace” between the US and Iran.' The Daily Star (Beirut).

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'The Broad Reach of Neoconservatism.' antiwar.com.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'Imported anarchy in Iraq.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'La anarquía importada en Irak: Cómo salir de la tragedia.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'Israel and the Islamist prototype.' bitterlemons-international (Jerusalem). Vol 16, Edition 14. Republished by Media Monitors Network, Lebanonwire.com, World News Network, The Daily Star (Beirut), Tharwa Review, Palestinianmothers.com, Electronic Intifada.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'Israele e il prototipo islamista.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'Cómo abordar el desafío iraní: Son productivas las sanciones comerciales a Teherán?' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'A blind eye to Iran's realities.' The Guardian.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2008) 'The futility of sanctioning Tehran: “Isolated Iran”, myth or reality?' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2007) 'Why the US is losing in Iraq.' Safe Democracy Foundation Newsletter.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2007) 'Il riformismo nella società.' Aspenia, Sommario No.39, p.102.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2007) 'The new anti-Iranianism: When the American Media targets Tehran.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2007) 'Por qué Estados Unidos pierde en Irak.' Safe Democracy Foundation. Republished by El Corresponsal Medio Oriente y Africa, Revista Arabe, Visiones Alternativas, Rebelion.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2007) 'Musharraf and his discontents.' Bitterlemons-international. Vol.5, Edition 29. Republished by Middle East Times (1 August 2007), The Daily Star (Beirut, 10 August 2007), Media Monitors Network (27 July 2007), Diplomat Magazine (11 August 2008).

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2007) 'The Iranian-American Meeting in Baghdad.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2007) 'Sobre la presencia judía en la historia iraní.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2007) 'On the Jewish presence in Iranian history.' Safe Democracy Foundation. Republished by Monthly Review Webzine.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2007) 'The Crisis over the British Sailors in Context.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2007) 'Más diplomacia para resolver las fricciones entre Irán y Occidente: La crisis de los marinos británicos, en contexto.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2007) 'Iran at Threat.' Bitterlemons-international. Vol.5, Edition 14. Republished in Middle East Times, 16 April 2007.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2007) 'Uprising Against the ‘War on Terror’: The danger to international security of US Foreign Policy.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2007) 'Ahmadinejad and Iran’s Neoconservative Movement.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'Why Iran Will Continue to Say No.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'Por qué Irán continuará diciendo “no”.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'Riflessioni sull'ultranazionalismo arabo e iraniano.' Mirumir.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'Reflections on Arab and Iranian ultra-nationalism.' Monthly Review Webzine.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'The True Meaning of Victor’s Justice.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'The Muslim Presence in British Politics.' State of Nature Journal.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'US Global Strike Policy and North Korea’s Nuclear Test.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'La política nuclear estadounidense y Corea del Norte.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'Benedicto XVI, el Islam y su interpretación.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'Pope Benedict XVI, Islam and its Interpretation.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'The Muslim presence in Europe.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'La estrategia multilateral de Irán y el expediente nuclear.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'Palestine sans Frontières.' Monthly Review Webzine.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'The Neo-conservative asabiyya.' State of Nature Journal.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'The Muslim Presence in the Racist Mind.' Monthly Review Webzine.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'Iran, Iraq and the New World Order.' Monthly Review Webzine.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'Persian Atoms: Enriching Facts, Diverting Fiction.' Monthly Review Webzine.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'Pluralism in Islam.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'Iran’s Multilateral Strategy and the Nuclear File.' Safe Democracy Foundation.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'The Dialectics of Islam.' bitterlemons-international. Vol.4, Edition 9.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'The Muslim in the Mirror.' Monthly Review Webzine.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2006) 'Irán en el punto de mira.' voltairenet.org.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2005) 'After Babylon, Persia.' antiwar.com. Translated and republished in French: ‘Après Babylone, la Perse’, Voltaire édition internationale. 6 Janvier 2006.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2004) 'The neoconservative factor.' Bitterlemons-International.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2004) 'But what about Iran’s grand strategic preferences?' The Daily Star.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2004) 'American neo-conservatives pushed war.' Bitterlemons-International, 2 (Ed. 27). bitterlemons-international (Beirut). Vol 2, Edition 27. Reprinted by the Daily Star Lebanon with the title ‘Likudniks and neocons seem to agree on 2 grand strategies’, axisoflogic.com.

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