Ali Fathollah-Nejad is visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center. He is an affiliated researcher with Freie Universität Berlin’s Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics and the Centre d’Études de la Coopération Internationale et du Développement at Université libre de Bruxelles. Previously, he was a post-doctoral associate with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Iran Project and the Iran expert of the German Council on Foreign Relations. His forthcoming book is titled Iran in an Emerging New World Order: From Ahmadinejad to Rouhani. On Twitter: @AFathollahNejad. 

Writing in the Cairo Review