Prof Anoush Ehteshami, BA (Hons) in Social Sciences, PhD in Politics, AcSS, FRSA
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Professor Anoush Ehteshami is the Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah Chair in International Relations and Director of the HH Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah Programme in International Relations, Regional Politics and Security. He is Joint Director of the RCUK-funded centre of excellence, the Durham-Edinburgh-Manchester Universities’ Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW), whose research focus since 2012 has been on the ‘Arab World in Transition’. He was the University’s Dean of Internationalisation, 2009-2011 and was the founding Head of the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University (2004-9). He has been a Fellow of the World Economic Forum, and was been elected in 2011 as a member of the WEF’s foremost body, the Global Agenda Councils. He was Vice-President and Chair of Council of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) 2000-2003. He has collaborative links with many international organizations, including the German-based Bertelsmann Foundation, the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, and the Gulf Research Centre, and has acted as Advisor and consultant to the International Crisis Group, and has been Governing Board Member of the International Dialogues Foundation in The Hague.
In addition to having published 21 books and monographs, he also has over 90 articles in learned journals and edited volumes to his name.
His current research revolves around five over-arching themes:
- The Asian balance of power in the post-Cold War era.
- The ‘Asianization’ of the Middle East and the wider international system.
- Foreign and security policies of Middle East states since the end of the Cold War.
- The impact of globalization on the Middle East.
- Good governance, democratization efforts, in the Middle East.
Editor of three major book series on the Middle East and the wider Muslim world, and is member of Editorial Board of five international journals. He is a regular contributor to global news networks – print, online, radio and television.
- International Relations/International Political Economy
- Working Papers
- International relations of the Middle East
- Persian Gulf
- Security and strategic studies of the Middle East
Indicators of Esteem
- 2002: Fellow of the World Economic Forum. Have acted as consultant to the RAND Corporation; External Relations DG, European Commission; Oxford Analytica; International Institute for Startegic Studies. In 2002/3: Member, Panel of Experts, Global Survey of Civil-:
- Ehteshami, Anoush (2013). Dynamics of Change in the Persian Gulf: Political Economy, War and Revolution. Routledge.
- Ehteshami, Anoush & Zweiri, Mahjoob (2013). The Changing Nature of Shia Politics in the Contemporary Middle East. Ithaca Press.
- Ehteshami, Anoush & Murphy, Emma (2011). The International Politics of the Red Sea. Routledge.
- Ehteshami, Anoush (2007). Globalization and Geopolitics in the Middle East: Old Games, New Rules. London: Routledge.
- Ehteshami, Anoush & Zweiri, Mahjoob (2007). Iran and the Rise of its Neoconservatives:The Politics of Tehran's Silent Revolution. London; New York: I.B. Tauris.
- Ehteshami A (2005). Globalization, 9/11 and the Middle East. Lynne Rienner.
- Ehteshami A & Lynne Rienner (2002). The Foreign Policies of Middle East States.
- Ehteshami A (2001). Iranís Security Policy in the Post-Revolutionary Era. Rand Corporation.
- Ehteshami A (1999). Political Economy of European Union- Middle East Relations.
- Ehteshami A & Hinnebusch, R (1997). Syria and Iran: Middle Powers in a Penetrated Regional System.
- Ehteshami, Anoushiravan. & Zweiri, Mahjoob. (2008). Iran's Foreign Policy: From Khatemi to Ahmadinejad. Garnet Publishing, Limited.
- Ehteshami, Anoushiravan. & Wright, Steven. (2008). Reform in the Middle East Oil Monarchies. Ithaca Press.
- Ehteshami, A, Alexander T.J. Lennon & ed. (2002). Tehran's Tocsin in Contemporary Nuclear Debates: Missile Defense, Arms Control, and Arms Races in the Twenty-First Century. MIT Press.
- Ehteshami A, Mark Webber, Michael Smith & eds (2002). The Middle East� � Iran and Israel, in Foreign Policy in a Transformed World. Prentice-Hall.
- Ehteshami, Anoush (2006). '2005: The Year of Crisis in Iran'. In Gulf Yearbook 2005-2006. Sagar, Abdulaziz, Koch, Christian & Ibrahim, Hasanain Tawfiq Dubai: Gulf Research Center. 349-355.
- Ehteshami, Anoush (2005). 'GCC-Iran Relations'. In Gulf Yearbook 2004. Dubai: Gulf Research Center. 181-186.
- Ehteshami A (2002). 'The Foreign Policy of Iran'. In The Foreign Policies of Middle East States. Hinnebusch, Raymond A. & Ehteshami A Boulder, Co.: Lynne Rienner. 283-309.
Departmental working papers
- Ehteshami, Anoush (2007). '9/11 As a Cause of Paradigm Shift?'. (07/02).
Edited works: contributions
- Ehteshami, Anoush (2012). 'MENA Region: Security and Regional Governance'. In Comparative Regional Security Governance: Environment, Economics, Security. Breslin, Shaun & Croft, Stuart Routledge. 131-153.
- Ehteshami, Anoush (2010). 'Iranian Perspectives on the Global Elimination of Nuclear Weapons'. In National Perspectives on Nuclear Disarmament: Unblocking the Road to Zero. Blechman, Barry M. & Bollfrass, Alexander, K. Stimson Centre. 87-112.
- Ehteshami, Anoush (2009). 'Iran's Regional Policies since the End of the Cold War'. In Contemporary Iran. Gheissari, Ali New York: Oxford University Press. 324-348.
- Ehteshami, Anoush (2006). . In The Iraq Crisis and World Order: Structural, Institutional and Normative Challenge. Thakur, Ramesh & Sidhu, Waheguru Pal Singh United Nations University Press.
- Ehteshami, Anoush (2006). 'The Future of Iran's Defense and Nuclear Policy'. In Iranian Challenges. Posch, Walter EU Institute for Security Studies. 73-85.
- Ehteshami, Anoush (2006). 'The Middle east and Security Strategy'. In Security Strategy and Transatlantic Relations. Dannreuther, Roland & Peterson, John London: Routledge. 78-96.
- Ehteshami, Anoush (2006). 'The Middle East: Between Ideology and Geopolitics'. In The Bush Doctrine and the War on Terrorism: Global Responses, Global Consequences. Buckley, Mary & Singh, Robert Routledge. 104-120.
- Ehteshami, Anoush (2005). 'Iran, the GCC and Europe: Alternative Strategies'. In A Window of Opportunity: Europe, Gulf Security and the Aftermath of the Iraq War. Koch, Christian & Neugart, Felix Dubai: Gulf Research Centre. 39-52.
- Ehteshami, A. (2005). 'Islam as a Political Force in International Relations'. In Islam in World Politics. Lahoud, Nelly & Johns, Anthony London: Routledge. 29-53.
Journal papers: academic
- Ehteshami, A. & Zweiri, Mahjoob. (2009). 'The Rise of Neoconservatives in Iran'. Geopolitical Affairs 1(1): 157-172.
- Ehteshami, A. (2008). 'Opinion: The reform agenda in the Arab world'. Contemporary Arab Affairs 1(1): 85-90.
- Ehteshami, Anoush. (2007). 'Il Jihad Globale e la Guerra Diffusa'. Gnosis: Rivista Italiana di Intelligence 13(1): 87-96.
- Ehteshami, Anoush. & Wright, Steve. (2007). 'Political Change in the Arab Oil Monarchies: From Liberalization to Enfranchisement'. International Affairs 83(5): 913-932.
- Ehteshami, Anoush (2005). 'The Democratisation Process in the Gulf Co-operation Council Countries'. Journal of Social Affairs 22(86): 56-69.
- Ehteshami, A. (2004). 'Iran's International Posture After the Fall of Baghdad'. Middle East Journal 58(2): 179-194.
- Ehteshami, A (2004). 'Islam, Muslim Polities and Democracy'. Democratization 11(4): 90-110.
- Ehteshami, A (2003). 'Iran-Iraq Relations After Saddam'. The Washington Quarterly 26(4): 115-129.
- Ehteshami, A (2003). 'Oil, Arms Procurement and Security in the Persian Gulf'. Asian Affairs 34(3): 260-270.
- Ehteshami, A (2003). 'Reform From Above: The Politics of Participation in the Oil Monarchies'. International Affairs 79(1): 53-75.
- Ehteshami A (1999). Is the Middle East Democratizing?. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 26(2): 199-218.
- Ehteshami A (1996). Defence and Security Policies of Syria in a Changing Regional Environment. International Relations 13(1): 49-67.
- Ehteshami, Anoush (2008). 'Competing Powerbrokers of the Middle East:Iran and Saudi Arabia'. Abu Dhabi: Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research.
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