|1Ali M Ansari
Director, Institute for Iranian Studies at University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Ali Ansari is the Professor of Iranian History and Director of the Institute for Iranian Studies at the University of St Andrews; and Associate Fellow of the Middle East Programme, Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Professor Ansari earned his BA and PhD from the University of London.
Professor Ansari is the author of: Iran Under Ahmadinejad, Adelphi Paper, IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies), January 2008, Confronting Iran: the failure of US policy and the roots of mistrust Hurst, London, 2006, Modern Iran since 1921: the Pahlavis and after, 2nd Edition, Longman, London, 2007, Iran, Islam & Democracy - The Politics of Managing Change 2nd Edition, RIIA, London, 2006; “Iran and the US in the shadow of 9/11: Persia and the Persian Question revisited”, in Iranian Studies, Vol 39, No 2, June 2006; “Peacekeeping in the Middle East” Peacekeeping ed Rachel Utley, Ashgate, Aldershot, 2006; “Persia in the Western Imagination” in Vanessa Martin (ed) Anglo-Iranian Relations since 1800 Royal Asiatic Society Books, Routledge, London, 2005; “Iranian Nationalism” in Youssef Choueri (ed) Companion to the History of the Middle East Blackwell, London, 2005; “Cultural Transmutations: the Dialectics of Globalisation in Contemporary Iran”, in T Dodge & R Higgot (eds) Globalisation and the Middle East: Economy, Society & Politics RIIA (Royal Institute of International Affairs), London, 2002; “The Myth of the White Revolution: Mohammad Reza Shah, ‘modernisation’ and the consolidation of power”, in Middle Eastern Studies, 37, 3, July 2001; “Iranian Foreign Policy under Khatami: Reform & Reintegration”, in Iran & Eurasia ed A Ehteshami & A Mohammadi, Ithaca Press, Reading, 2000; “Continuous Regime Change from within”, The Washington Quarterly, Autumn 2003, Vol 26 number 4. Professor Ansari is currently working on his next title, The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran, Cambridge University Press, 2009