Research Updates

My current research falls into three broad categories: Gulf politics, Euro-Mediterranean relations, and Asia – Middle East relations. My most recent publications and research activities are listed below. 

Forthcoming: Middle East Politics in Perspective, (AUC Press) and Transnational Security Cooperation in the Mediterranean (Palgrave).

with Gawdat Bahgat, “Civil Nuclear Energy in the Middle East: Demand, Parity, and Risk“, Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW), 11 April 2019.

“Structural Reform and Political Consolidation: the Pathway to Modernization in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”, paper for the workshop “Challenged by the Decreased Price of Oil: Adjustment Policies in the Arab Gulf and Beyond since 2014”, Beirut, Lebanon. 14-15 March 2019. Hosted by the Lebanese Oil and Gas Initiative (LOGI) and the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA). Also presented at the Department of Near Eastern Studies/The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (TRI), Princeton University, in April 2019. 

Russia in Syria: The Unequivocal Return of Russia to the Middle East?“, Middle East Policy, Winter 2018.  

“US Reimposes Sanctions on Iran, but to what Effect?,” The Globe Post, 21 November 2018.

“US – Saudi Relations in a New Perspective”The New Turkey, 29 October 2018.

Participant in the dialogue workshop, “The role of Russia in the MENA region”, organised by the Instituto per gli studi di politica internationale (ISPI) in the framework of the EuroMeSCo project, Milan, 12 October 2018. 

Speaker at the Middle East Congress on Politics and Society, Sakarya University, Turkey, 9-11 October 2018.

Comments made to Die Welt, August 2018, for a piece titled “Russia Encroaches on US War Industry in the Middle East”

Google scholar website.


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