Research interests

American foreign policy toward Iran and Iraq; Iran’s foreign and security policy; Kurdish politics; international relations theory; and philosophy of social science.

Chapters in edited volumes 

“Identitetens olika skepnader: Kurdiska ungdomar, ’identitetspolitik’ och globalisering” in M. Borgström & K. Goldstein-Kyaga (eds.) Gränsöverskridande i globaliseringens tid (Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2006).

Articles

"Kommer Assad att gå samma öde till mötes som Gaddafi?" Svartvitt, Nr. 1, 2012.

"Syria's Kurds Could Lose Out in Post-Assad Scenario," World Politics Review, 13 Feb 2012. Download »

"Why Turkey No Longer Needs Israel," World Politics Review, 22 Sep 2011
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"Iran och kärnvapen - tre scenarier," in Internationella Studier, No. 4, 2009.

“Kraftmätningen mellan USA och Iran,” in Internationella Studier, No. 3, 2008. Download »

Conference papers and speeches

"Iran, Diversity, Democracy and Federalism," Speech delivered in the Italian Chamber of Deputies on June 29, 2010. Conference organizers: Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the Italian Nonviolent Radical Party.

"Ethnic Diversity in Iran: Two Contending Views," Speech delivered at the Middle East Institute, Washington D.C., March 16, 2010.

 “Assessing the Explanatory Power of Constructivism: The Case of U.S. Policy Toward Iran and Iraq,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Swedish Political Science Association, Uppsala University, 26-27 September, 2008.

“On the Merits of Constructivism in Explaining U.S. Policy Toward Iran and Iraq,” Paper presented at the 2nd ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) Graduate Conference, 25-27 August, 2008, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

"Power, Politics and Scholarly Research: The Case of Turkish Scholarship on the Kurds," Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Swedish Political Science Association, Karlstad University, 12-14 October, 2006.

Book reviews  

Quil Lawrence, Invisible Nation: How the Kurds’ Quest for Statehood is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East (Walker & Company: New York, 2008). In Arena, No. 4, 2008.

Teaching

Political Theory and International Politics.