SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Seyed Ali Alavi

BSc, PhD
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Seyed Ali Alavi
Department of Politics and International Studies

Teaching Fellow

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)


Centre for Iranian Studies


Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)


Dr Seyed Ali Alavi
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SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Seyed Ali Alavi is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of International Politics at SOAS, University of London. He holds a PhD in International Politics from the Department of Politics & International Studies, SOAS, University of London. His doctoral thesis is entitled 'Iran's Relations with Palestine'. He completed his Masters degree in Middle East Politics at SOAS, University of London and his undergraduate studies in International Politics of Europe and America in London.

Ali also holds BSc degree in Agricultural-genetic Engineering.

His interest lies in the area of International Politics of the Middle East and Europe. He participates in media interviews on current affairs. Ali is working on the role of IR theories with main focus on the West Asia. He speaks Farsi, Arabic, Kurdish, and Azerbaijani with some understanding in Czech and Russian.


Marshall Plan and the Middle east- Vienna, The Austro-American Foundation, April 2017

Identifying Proxies in the Gulf- December 2017, SOAS, London Book review: Hizbullah Phenomenon: Politics and Communication, review published by London Middle East magazine 2015, London.

The Arab world Relations with Iran in November 2017, SOAS.

Article on Turkey’s role in the region, available on: political-model-for-its-region/ 

Iran' s connection with Syria: /irans-connections-with-syria- current-status-and-future-perspective 


153400081 International Relations of the Middle East

15PPOC027 International Politics of the Middle East


International Politics, Middle East Politics, Central European and Caucasian Politics, Agricultural Generics and Agro-Policy, Languages