Dr. Kayhan Barzegar
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Kayhan Barzegar Ph.D. is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Strategic Research, the Department of Foreign Policy Studies. He is also Director of the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (IMESS) in Tehran, and a faculty member and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Science and Research Branch of the Islamic Azad University. Dr. Barzegar was a Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs during 2007-2011 and a Post-doctorate Research Fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE) during 2002-2003. He has participated in numerous international conferences on Iran's regional policy, the politics of Iran’s nuclear program, Persian Gulf’s energy security issues, and Iran-U.S. relations. Dr. Barzegar is the Editor-in-Chief of Discourse: An Iranian English Quarterly.

His latest publications include, “Iran and Egypt Chart New Course in Relationship,” (Al-Monitor, March 2013), “The Shifting Nature of Iran’s Regional Policy” (Harvard University, (January 2013), “The Arab Spring and the Balance of Power in the Middle East” (Harvard University, October 2012), Iran’s Strategy in the Strait of Hormuz,” (Harvard University, June 2012), “Iran’s Nuclear Program,” (Book Chapter, Columbia University, Summer 2012), “Sanctions Won’t Change Iran’s Nuclear Program” Foreign Affairs (February 2012), "Tit-for-tat diplomacy" Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (November–December 2010), "Balance of Power in the Persian Gulf" Middle East Policy (Fall 2010),  “Iran's Foreign Policy Strategy after Saddam" The Washington Quarterly (Winter 2010), and "The Paradox of Iran's Nuclear Consensus" World Policy Journal (Fall 2009).