Dr. Jens Heibach

Research Fellow



  • Memberships

    • Yemen Policy Center
    • German Political Science Association
    • International Studies Association
    • Deutsch-Jemenitische Gesellschaft
    • German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation

    International Politics | 05/2021

    Public Diplomacy and Regional Leadership Struggles: The Case of Saudi Arabia

    In light of Saudi Arabia's recent foreign policy, this article examines the valorization of public diplomacy in regional leadership struggles. The author argues that emerging leaders often resort to a mix of coercion and persuasion.

    Dr. Jens Heibach

    Research Fellow

    GIGA Focus Middle East | 2/2021

    The Future of South Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council

    A central role in shaping the political future of South Yemen is played by the Transitional Council of the South, which is increasingly perceived internationally as the representative of South Yemeni interests. While this corresponds to the Council's claim, it does not do justice to the multitude of rival actors there.

    Dr. Jens Heibach

    Research Fellow

    Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary | 2021

    al-Mahdī Muḥammad b. Aḥmad (Ṣāḥib al-Mawāhib)

    Dr. Jens Heibach

    Research Fellow

    Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary | 2021

    al-Mahdī ʿAbbās

    Dr. Jens Heibach

    Research Fellow

    Research Project | 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2024

    Explaining Middle-Power Engagement in External Regions: A Comparison of Iranian, Saudi, and Turkish Sub-Saharan Africa Policies

    By means of a comparative historical analysis of Iranian, Saudi-Arabian, and Turkish engagement in Africa following the continent’s decolonization processes and running up until 2020, this project seeks to make sense of middle-power engagement in external regions. First, the project will identify the periods of shifting IST engagement in Africa. Second, it will analyze the reasons why, and the conditions under which, IST have stepped up—or reduced—their foreign policy efforts in Africa. Third, it will develop mid-range generalizations on middle-power engagement in external regions.
    DFG, 2022-2024

    Research Project | 01/03/2019 - 01/12/2023

    Mediating Islam in the Digital Age (MIDA), Work Package "Contested Authority and Knowledge Production"

    Work Package 4 ‘Contested Authority and Knowledge Production’ deals with the construction and transformation of religious authority and religious knowledge production in changing circumstances. It addresses questions of legitimacy, power and discipline. The Work Package is part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network ‘Mediating Islam in the Digital Age’ (MIDA), coordinated by the ‘Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique’ (CNRS).
    EC. Horizon 2020, 2019-2023

    Deutsche Welle | Quote | 08/04/2022

    Yemen peace talks: The end of years of civil war?

    With a truce in place and peace talks upcoming, war-torn Yemen could be on the brink of a new era. But as the Houthi militia remains on the sidelines, there's only limited hope for a breakthrough.

    The Pioneer Security Briefing | Quote | 24/11/2021

    Konfliktradar: Schleichende Eskalation im Jemen

    Speaker | 19/11/2021

    Middle East Regional Powers in Africa: Preliminary Notes on the Causes and Modes of their Engagement

    Conference 19/11/2021

    Dr. Jens Heibach

    Research Fellow

    Speaker | 20/05/2021

    "Der Arabische Frühling im Jemen 10 Jahre danach"

    Cooperation Event 20/05/2021

    Dr. Jens Heibach

    Research Fellow

    Speaker | 08/04/2021

    Drivers of Transregional Engagement: A Comparison of Iranian, Saudi, and Turkish Africa Policies

    Conference 08/04/2021

    Dr. Jens Heibach

    Research Fellow

    Teaching | Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Marburg | 2016

    Politics and Society of Saudi Arabia

    Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Marburg Marburg

    Teaching | Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Marburg | 2016

    Die internationalen Beziehungen des Persischen Golfs

    Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Marburg Marburg

    Teaching | Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Marburg | 2015

    Leitung des Forschungskolloquiums Teil 2

    Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Marburg Marburg

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