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Dr. Mohammadbagher Forough

Research Fellow

Short CV

  • Since 04/2021: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies and at the project "World Order Narratives of the Global South" (WONAGO)

  • 09/2016 - 01/2021: Assistant Professor of International Relations and Iranian Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands

  • 09/2014 - 08/2016: Lecturer of International Security at Groningen University

  • 01/2016-present: Associate Researcher at Clingendael Institute of International Relations, The Hague, The Netherlands

  • 09/2019-present: Affiliate Researcher at Leiden Asia Centre, Leiden, Netherlands

  • Education: PhD in International Security, Groningen University, The Netherlands

Current Research

  • Geoeconomics (infrastructure-security nexus)

  • Middle East-China Relations

  • China’s Belt and Road Initiative (aka “The New Silk Road”)

  • Cybersecurity (“Digital Silk Road”, China 2025, etc.)

Countries and Regions

  • The Middle East (Iran and GCC)

  • East Asia (China)


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