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About Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

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, at SOAS, London. His books include Iran in World Politics: The Question of the Islamic Republic (C Hurst, 2008 / Columbia University Press, 2008); A Metahistory of the Clash of Civilisations: Us and Them beyond Orientalism (C Hurst / Columbia University Press, 2010); On the Arab Revolts and the Iranian Revolution: Power and Resistance Today (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013; and (as editor) A Critical Introduction to Khomeini (Cambridge University Press, 2014). His website is here,and he tweets at @Adib_Moghaddam


Articles by Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Arabs vs Persians, Sunni vs Shi'a - "hatred" vs reality

Today's conflicts in the Middle East are distorted not clarified by the media's "sectarian" prism.

Iran's nuclear file and human dignity

Iranians are enduring great hardship as a result of economic sanctions. The absence of progress in nuclear negotiations makes their situation even tougher. The link between these two issues is the key to Iranians' future, says Arshin Adib-Moghaddam.

After 9/11: the ripples of global violence

The postmodern terror of 11 September 2001 unleashed a decade of catastrophic war. A decade's accounting includes both numberless victims and some unlikely beneficiaries, says Arshin Adib-Moghaddam.

After the “west”

The emergent reality of an interconnected world requires a new understanding of security which moves beyond the ideas of the “west vs the rest” and the "clash of civilisations", says Arshin Adib-Moghaddam.

Postmodern Islam and the Arab revolts

The emancipatory movements in the Arab world represent an inner shift in the self-understanding of Islam - one that promises to overcome an era of false polarities and dogmas, says Arshin Adib-Moghaddam.  

The “Islam” drumbeat: an Orwellian story

A reductive and tendentious portrayal of Islam and its followers is spreading across Europe and America. It is all too reminiscent of the chilling world imagined by George Orwell, says Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

A new order in “greater west Asia”: AfPak to Palestine

A decade of wars has produced a strategic shift very different from what Washington and its allies intended - less towards unipolar order than the complexities of multipolar disorder. This poses a challenge to policy-makers and analysts alike, says Arshin Adib-Moghaddam.

How to make peace with Iran

The case for diplomatic engagement rather than military confrontation with Iran is well-founded in principle and achievable in reality, says Arshin Adib-Moghaddam.

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