Diba Mirzaei

Doctoral Researcher

Diba Mirzaei

  • Short CV

    • Since 10/2021: Doctoral Researcher at the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies Doctoral thesis: Iran’s Approach Towards Saudi Arabia Under the Twin Pillar Policy 1971-1979 and Lessons to be Learned for a New Security Architecture in the Persian Gulf

    • Since 2021: Co-Founder of DIVERSITRY

    • 2018 - 2020: German Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt) – Division: Humanitarian Assistance – Policy, International Organizations, Multilateral Coordination

    • Education: M.A. in International Relations - University of Groningen in Groningen/NL; B.Sc. in European Studies - University of Twente in Enschede/NL

    Current Research

    • Persian Gulf politics

    • Geopolitics

    • Security in the Persian Gulf

    • Foreign policy strategies

    Countries and Regions

    • Persian Gulf

    • Iran and Saudi Arabia


    • Iran's Foreign Policy towards Saudi Arabia from 1971-1979: The Twin Pillar Policy and its Effects

    GIGA Focus Middle East | 6/2022

    Iran’s Uprisings: A Feminist Foreign Policy Approach

    Iran’s uprisings carry strong implications for states that have adopted a feminist foreign policy. For Germany, this is an opportunity to showcase the potential of its recent turn towards a new feminist foreign policy agenda.


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