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Department of Development Studies

Mr Ali Fathollah-Nejad

MA, BA (Münster), MSc cum laude, BSc (Twente), Intermediate Diploma (Sciences-Po Lille)

Overview

Ali Fathollah-Nejad
Department of Development Studies

Graduate Teaching Associate

Centre for Iranian Studies

PhD Student Associate Member

Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)

PhD Student Associate Member

Neoliberalism, Globalisation, and States

Research Cluster Member

Name:
Mr Ali Fathollah-Nejad
Email address:
Thesis title:
A Critical Geopolitics of Iran in an Emerging New World Order (preliminary)
Year of Study:
Year of Entry 2008
Website:
http://fathollah-nejad.com/
Internal Supervisors

Biography

Ali Fathollah-Nejad has pursued multi-lingual, multi-national and pluri-disciplinary university studies in Western European countries covering the fields of political science, sociology and law. He holds a B.A. in Public Administration and an M.A. in European Studies from the University of Münster (Germany) as well as a B.Sc. in Public Administration and an M.Sc. cum laude in European Studies from the University of Twente (The Netherlands).

He began his studies at the Lille Institute of Political Studies (Sciences-Po Lille, France) where he obtained an Intermediate Diploma.

His expertise and research interests lie in the US–Iran conflict and the role of the European Union (with special attention to geopolitics, diplomacy, decision-making processes and power structures), 21st-century world order, peace and conflict studies, US and EU policies vis-à-vis West Asia, transatlantic relations, politico−cultural issues of immigrant integration in Western Europe.

Ali Fathollah-Nejad has published over 60 pieces in English, German, and French with his articles being translated into Spanish, Arabic, French, Persian, Turkish, Italian, Czech and Japanese. Overview of Ali Fathollah-Nejad publications.

He has given numerous expert interviews to international media outlets (in English, German, French and Persian).  

Ali Fathollah-Nejad has given numerous talks and lectures, e.g. at the European Parliament (Brussels), The College of Law (London), the Vienna School of International Studies (Diplomatic Academy of Vienna), the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London), Imperial College London, the University of Münster (D), the University of Osnabrück (D), University of Twente (NL), and at many other venues.

He speaks German, English, French, Persian (Farsi), and basic Dutch.

PhD Publications

Monographs (excerpts)
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2010) Der Iran-Konflikt und die Obama-Regierung: Alter Wein in neuen Schläuchen? [The Iran Conflict and the Obama Administration: Old Wine in New Skins?], Potsdam: Potsdam University Press (WeltTrends-Papiere, No. 12). [ISSN 1864-0656 |
    ISBN 978-3-86956-042-7]
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2007) Iran in the Eye of Storm: Backgrounds of a Global Crisis [online], Peace and Conflict Studies, Institute of Sociology, University of Münster (Germany), 3rd edn.; republished by the Institute for Strategic Studies, Zurich
Book Chapters
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2009) ‘Kriegsgefahr gebannt? Obama und der Iran’ [Danger of War Averted? Obama and Iran], in: Luedtke, Ralph-M. & Strutynski, Peter (eds.) Deutschland im Krieg: Transatlantischer Imperialismus, NATO und EU [Germany at War: Transatlantic Imperialism, NATO and EU], Kassel (Germany): Jenior Verlag, pp. 140–172
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2008) ‘Mut zur Integration! Plädoyer für eine partizipative Demokratie’ [Courage for Integration! Pleading for a Participative Democracy], in: Kissau, K.; Kortmann, M.; Tietze, K.; et al. (eds.) Migration steuern oder verwalten? Deutschland im internationalen Vergleich [Steering or Administering Migration? Germany in International Comparison], pp. 121–145
Periodicals (excerpts)
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2010) ‘Collateral Damage of Iran Sanctions’, The ColdType Reader, No. 46 (May), pp. 56–57
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2010) ‘The ‘Middle East’: From Past and Present Attributions to a Future Regional Identity?’, Polyvocia: SOAS Journal of Graduate Research, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, Vol. 2, March, pp. 3–20
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2010) ‘Iran: Gescheiterter Auftakt im Atompoker [Iran: Failed Prelude to the Nuclear Poker]’, in: Informationsstelle Wissenschaft und Frieden (ed.) 2008: Yes we can – 2010: No I can’t? Ein Jahr US-Außen- und Militärpolitik unter Obama, Dossier No. 63, Supplement to Wissenschaft und Frieden, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Feb.), pp. 12–14
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali & Shabafrouz, Miriam (2009) ‘Dem Iran drohen im Atomstreit schärfere Sanktionen [Iran is Threatned with Sharper Sanctions in the Nuclear Dispute]’, Zenith – Zeitschrift für den Orient, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 38–39
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2009) ‘60 Jahre Nakba: Von ethnischer Säuberung zur Dekolonisierung?’ [Nakba 60 Years On: From Ethnic Cleansing to Decolonization?], inamo – Informationsprojekt Naher und Mittlerer Osten, Vol. 15, No. 58 (Summer), pp. 56–60
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2009) ‘Iran: Das amerikanische Dilemma zwischen alter und neuer Politik’ [Iran: The American Dilemma between Old and New Policies], Eurasisches Magazin, No. 06/09 (June 2009), pp. 15–22, online
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2008) ‘Kommt der Krieg gegen den Iran? Wie in den USA über einen Iran-Krieg nachgedacht wird’ [Is War Against Iran Coming? How an Iran War is Discussed in the U.S.], WeltTrends – Zeitschrift für internationale Politik, Vol. 16, No. 63 (November/December 2008), pp. 5–10
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2008) ‘Damoklesschwert Iran-Krieg’ [Iran War as Sword of Damocles], FriedensJournal, No. 4/2008 (July), pp. 3–5.
Reviews
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2009) ‘Wenn das Rationale den Blick für Lösungen frei macht’ [When Rationality Opens the Way for Solutions], books review of Christoph Bertram, Rethinking Iran: From Confrontation to Cooperation, Paris: European Union Institute for Security Studies 2008, and of Volker Perthes, Iran: Eine politische Herausforderung. Die prekäre Balance von Vertrauen und Sicherheit, Frankfurt: Suhrkamp 2008, WeltTrends – Zeitschrift für internationale Politik, Vol. 17, No. 68 (September–October), Online Extra
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2008) Book Review of Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, The International Politics of the Persian Gulf: A Cultural Geneology, London: Routledge 2006, Die Friedens-Warte – Journal of International Peace and Organization, Vol. 83, Nos. 2–3, pp. 219–22, and in: inamo – Informationsprojekt Naher und Mittlerer Osten, Vol. 14, No. 55 (autumn)

PhD Conferences

(excerpts)

  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali & Shabafrouz, Miriam (2010) The Geo-Economic Dynamics of Iran Sanctions in a Multipolar World – Panel: “Iran and Foreign Policies” – World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) – Barcelona (Spain), 19–24/07/2010 – 20 July
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2009) ‘Iran als »Indispensable Nation« im Westasien der Post-Irak-Invasion’ – Panel: “Der Nahe Osten nach dem Sturz Saddam Husseins” [The Middle East After the Fall of Saddam Hussein] – 16th International Congress of DAVO (German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation) – University of Bonn (Germany), 8–10/10/2009 – 9 October
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2009) ‘Explanatory Models for Understanding Iranian Foreign Policy’ – Panel: “Iran and the World: The Foreign Policy of the Islamic Republic and the Domestic Factors Influencing it (I)” – 16th International Congress of DAVO (German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation) – University of Bonn (Germany), 8–10/10/2009 – 9 October
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2009) ‘The »Middle East«: From Past and Present Attributions to a Future Regional Identity?’ – First Research Students Society Conference: “Regional Studies and Critical Perspectives on Regions” – School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, 5–6/06/2009 – 5 June
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2008) ‘Die US-»Grand Strategy« von Pakistan bis Iran’ [U.S. »Grand Strategy« from Pakistan to Iran] – Panel: “Die historische Entwicklung der Konflikte in und um Afghanistan” [The Historical Development of Conflicts in and around Afghanistan], Internationaler Afghanistan-Kongress [International Afghanistan Congress], Hanover (Germany), 7–8/06/2008 – 7 June
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2008) ‘Der »Krieg gegen den Terror«: Geheimdienste und Terrorismus im Nahen und Mittleren Osten’ [The »War on Terror«: Intelligence Services and Terrorism in the Middle East] – Netzwerk Terrorismusforschung, 2nd Workshop, University of Kassel (Germany), 18−19/01/2008 – 19 January
  • Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2007) ‘Iran in the Eye of Storm: Origins, Course, and Implications of a Global Crisis’ – Plenum 3A: Globalisierung des Kriegs / Krieg um Ressourcen [Globalization of War / War for Resources], 25th Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association: “War”, University of Basel (Switzerland), 12−14/09/2007 – 14 September

Affiliations

Member of German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation (DAVO), Cologne Forum for International Relations and Security Policy (KFIBS), The Iran Society (London) and many more.

Publications

Authored Books

Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2011) Der Iran-Konflikt und die Obama-Regierung: Alter Wein in neuen Schläuchen? [The Iran Conflict and the Obama Administration: Old Wine in New Skins?]. Potsdam, Germany: Potsdam University Press. (WeltTrends-Papiere; 12)

Book Chapters

Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2009) 'Kriegsgefahr gebannt? Obama und der Iran [Danger of War Averted? Obama and Iran].' In: Luedtke, Ralph-M. and Strutynski, Peter, (eds.), Deutschland im Krieg: Transatlantischer Imperialismus, NATO und EU [Germany at War: Transatlantic Imperialism, NATO and EU]. Kassel (Germany): Jenior Verlag, pp. 140-172. (Kasseler Schriften zur Friedenspolitik, Bd. 16 [Kassel Scripts on Peace Policy, Vol. 16])

Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2008) 'Mut zur Integration! Plädoyer für eine partizipative Demokratie [Courage for Integration! Pleading for a Participative Democracy].' In: Kissau, Katrin and Kortmann, Matthias and Tietze, Klaudia and Cordier, Clémentine and Aksünger, Handan and Musch, Elisabeth, (eds.), Migration steuern oder verwalten? Deutschland im internationalen Vergleich. University of Münster, pp. 121-145.

Articles

Fathollah-Nejad, Ali (2010) 'Collateral Damage of Iran Sanctions.' The ColdType Reader (46). pp. 56-57.

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