Adnan Tabatabai obtained his MSc. Middle East Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies / University of London. As an Iran analyst he is consulted by European policymakers and businesses on Iran related affairs. Through his work at CARPO, Tabatabai has designed and facilitated track 2 and civil-society dialogue formats between Iran and Saudi Arabia since 2015. He is furthermore involved in a variety of projects at CARPO on regional security in the Persian Gulf region. Tabatabai is author of the book “Morgen in Iran” (Oct. 2016, Edition Körber-Stiftung). He is regularly featured in international media with commentary and analysis on developments in Iran and the Middle East.
Focus & topics:
Iran, State-society relations, political transformation, power dynamics, civil society and societal politics, Civil-military relations and Security studies, intercultural dialogue, track II diplomacy
tabatabai [at] carpo-bonn.org
- (Dec. 2019): A Strained Alliance – Transatlantic Views on the Middle East, CARPO Brief 12. Available online.
- (12.12.2017): ‘The Logic Behind Iran’s Regional Posture’, in: LobeLog.
- (09.02.2017): ‘Why Iran-US war of words won’t turn phyiscal’, in: Al-Monitor.
- (11.01.2017): Interview: ‘Will Rafsanjani’s Death Shake Up Iran Politics?’, in: Zenith.
- (23.12.2016): ‘2017 Uncertainties Require a New Mideast Security Structure’, in: LobeLog.