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Shahram Akbarzadeh

Shahram Akbarzadeh is Professor of Middle East and Central Asian Politics at the Alfred Deakin Institute (Deakin University) and co-author of the Middle East Politics and International Relations (2018). 

Articles by Shahram Akbarzadeh (2)

  • Iran: Pragmatist dealmakers in ascent

    As Rodger Shanahan has argued, celebrations of the recent round of elections in Iran as a victory for the reformist camp need to be tempered. I would go further and suggest this electoral victory doesn't belong to the reformists, but to pragmatist dealmakers Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Hashemi Rafsanjani (Photo: Fatemeh Bahrami/Getty Images) First, a recap.