Jubin Goodarzi

Jubin Goodarzi, Ph.D.


PhD (The London School of Economics and Political Science)

Acting Program Director, International Relations
Associate Professor, Migration/Refugees, Middle East Studies, Third World Development




Jubin M. Goodarzi is Associate Professor and Acting Director of the International Relations Department at Webster University Geneva. He was previously a consultant and political adviser on Middle Eastern affairs for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva. He has also worked with a number of US and UK research institutes and foundations, including the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London, and the Ford Foundation in New York. Dr. Goodarzi is author of Syria and Iran: Diplomatic Alliance and Power Politics in the Middle East (London: I.B. Tauris, 2009), and numerous articles and book reviews on the international relations of the Middle East.


Goodarzi, J.M. (2006). Syria and Iran: Diplomatic Alliance & Power Politics in the Middle East (London: I.B. Tauris), pp. 368 (Original Hardback Edition).

Goodarzi, J.M. (2009). Syria and Iran: Diplomatic Alliance & Power Politics in the Middle East (London: I.B. Tauris), pp. 376 (Paperback Edition with a new and updated preface).


Goodarzi J.M. (2013). "Syria and Iran: Alliance Politics in an Evolving Regional Environment," Middle Eastern Studies: Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 31-54.

Goodarzi J.M. (2012). "Syria and Iran: Alliance Politics in a Changing Regional Environment," Orient: German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East, Vol. 53, No. 3, 2012, pp. 38-44.

Goodarzi, J.M. (2010). “Radicalism or Realpolitik? The Foreign Policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Babylon: The Nordic Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 80-91.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Goodarzi, J.M. (2013). “Iran and Syria: An Enduring Alliance,” in Iran and the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century, edited by Chehabi, H.E., Farhad K. and Therme, C. (Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publishers), pp. 266-284.

Goodarzi, J.M. (2013). “Iran: Syria as the First Line of Defence,” in The Regional Struggle for Syria, edited by Barnes-Dacey, J., and Levy, D. (London: European Council on Foreign Relations), pp. 25-31.

Goodarzi, J.M. (2010). “Iran and the Region: Iran and Syria,” in The Iran Primer: Power, Politics and US Policy, edited by Wright, R. (Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace) pp. 175-177.