Author: Dr. Reza Parchizadeh

Dr. Reza Parchizadeh

Dr. Reza Parchizadeh (@DrParchizadeh) is a political theorist, security analyst, and cultural expert. He holds a BA and an MA in English from University of Tehran and a PhD in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), all with honors. He wrote his master’s thesis on Middle Eastern history and Orientalist philosophy; and his doctoral dissertation on political thought and cultural studies in the English-speaking world, and defended both with distinction. His major areas of research interest are medieval and early modern political thought, Protestant Reformation, Renaissance Literature, British Empire, Film Studies, Middle East Studies, Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Russian Studies, Security Studies, Foreign Policy and International Relations. Dr. Parchizadeh is on the editorial board of Journal for Interdisciplinary Middle Eastern Studies at Ariel University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. He is also an international committee correspondent for World Shakespeare Bibliography, the prestigious joint project of Johns Hopkins University and Shakespeare Association of America that constitutes the single-largest Shakespeare database in the world and is published by Oxford University Press. Currently, he serves on the editorial board of the international news agency Al-Arabiya Farsi.

Iran

Imam Hussein University: Teaching the IRGC

Defense & Security

Imam Hussein University is a specialized institute of higher education for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards...

Iran

Iran’s Long-Term Strategic Vision Banks on Nuclear Deterrence

Geopolitics

As the Biden administration covertly attempts to reestablish a modified version of the 2015 Nuclear...

Iran

Iran’s Muslim Brotherhood Ties Overshadow Rapprochement with Egypt

Geopolitics

The Supreme Leader of Iran recently announced his support for normalizing relations with Egypt. Iranian...

Iran

‏Ali Shamkhani and the Purge of the “Old Guard”

Politics & Governance

Ali Shamkhani, the Secretary of the Iranian National Security Council, is widely considered a pillar...

Iran

The Economic Empire of the Revolutionary Guards in Iran

Defense & Security

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) initially started as one of several paramilitary forces hastily...

Iran

The Struggle for Liberal Education in Iran Under Islamist Rule

Politics & Governance

Seven months after the murder of Mahsa (Jina) Amini at the hands of the Islamic...

Iran

Russia’s Ultranationalist Lessons for Iran

Politics & Governance

For more than a decade, the clerical regime in Iran has faced mounting domestic and...

Iran

Safeguarding Democracy: The Case for Decentralization in Iran

Politics & Governance

The popular revolution in Iran—sparked by the murder of Mahsa Amini at the hands of...

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