Ali Fathollah-Nejad is Senior Lecturer in Middle East and Comparative Politics at the University of Tübingen and holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and Development Studies from the SOAS. He is author of The Politics of Culture in Times of Rapprochement and the forthcoming Iran in an Emerging New World Order: From Ahmadinejad to Rouhani@AFathollahNejad 

Writing in the Cairo Review