Monographs and book-length works

Grand strategic adjustments in post-revolutionary Iran: a neoclassical realist account, Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology & Security (Tel Aviv University Press, 2016) (172 pages)

Israel and Kazakhstan: reassessing the state of bilateral relations, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Mideast Security & Policy Studies #107, May 2014 (53 pages)



Rouhani’s path to a second termForeign Affairs, 28 Apr 2017

Israel and China’s Silk Road, SIGNAL (Sino-Israel Global Network & Academic Leadership), 17 Jan 2017; cross-posted on Asia Times Insights as How Israel can align its strategy with China’s Silk Road, 21 Jan 2017

Rafsanjani: the Iranian Revolution’s unlikely reformerThe Diplomat, 12 Jan 2017

Why the United States was caught off-guard on IranYale Journal of International Affairs8 Nov 2016

Iran’s Shanghai dreamForeign Affairs, 25 July 2016

Rouhani’s moment of truth, Foreign Affairs, 19 Jan 2016

Parsing Iran’s grand strategy, The National Interest, 16 Nov 2015

Iran seen from Beijing, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 11 Jun 2015

Bibi’s upset comebackopenDemocracy, 19 Mar 2015

Iran: The Ayatollah succession question, The Diplomat, 11 Oct 2014

Gaming the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Open Briefing, 10 Oct 2014

How Israel should approach Iran’s nuclear program, Jerusalem Post, 19 Mar 2014

A witching hour deal and the morning after: The Iran-P5+1 nuclear deal, Open Briefing, 3 Dec 2013

What Rouhani may mean for Iranians, openDemocracy, 17 Jun 2013

Iran’s outreach to Afghanistan, Tajikistan faces obstacles, World Politics Review, 5 Jun 2013

Israel votes, and surprisesopenDemocracy, 24 Jan 2013

No ordinary trial by fire for IsraelJerusalem Post, 20 Nov 2012

Iran’s secret weapon, The National Interest, 9 Aug 2012

Tehran’s man in Baghdad, The National Interest, 8 Jun 2012

Interview with Scott Horton on “Israel’s reluctant friend”, Antiwar Radio, 21 May 2012

Israel’s reluctant friend, The Diplomat, 12 May 2012

Let Iran save face, The Diplomat, 21 Apr 2012

Kadima: not yet another centrist casualtyopenDemocracy, 11 Apr 2012

Why Khamenei made his moveAsia Times, 21 Mar 2012

Is Assad’s Syria ‘Too Important to Fail’ for the Resistance Axis?Fair Observer, 13 Feb 2012

Israel-Palestinian breakthrough could change Iran equation, Jerusalem Post, 10 Jan 2012

Is the Iranian nuclear issue intractable?Jerusalem Post, 11 Dec 2011


Analyses & briefings

Iran’s re-elected president faces multiple challengesIHS Jane’s Intelligence Review (paywall), 13 Jun 2017 (co-authored with Aniseh Tabrizi and Sophie Cohen)

Asymmetrical Iran-Russia relations test rapportIHS Jane’s Intelligence Review (paywall), 23 Sept 2016

Adoption of the Gold Dinar, IHS Jane’s (subscription), Sept 2015

Iran’s cyber posture, Open Briefing, 18 Nov 2013

Seizing the initiative: Israel’s strategic environment and the need for assertive diplomacy, Open Briefing, 10 Apr 2013

Israel’s 2013 elections and key foreign policy implications, Contingent Security Services, Ltd (for Interport Police), 5 Feb 2013

The prospects of an Israeli strike by mid-2013, Open Briefing, 31 Oct 2012

Intelligence brief: Recent nuclear-related developments at the Parchin military complex, IranOpen Briefing, 12 Dec 2012

Dossier: Iran, Israel and the consequences of military strikes, Open Briefing, 28 Jun 2012


Peer-reviewed journal-length articles

Big data and strategic intelligence, Intelligence and National Security 31.4 (2016), published online on Jul 2015 (Taylor & Francis)

National security decision-making in Iran, Comparative Strategy 34.2, May 2015 (Taylor & Francis)

Unity of Being vs. unity of experience: a comparative primer of Ibn ‘Arabi and Ahmad Sirhindi’s ontologies, Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society 51, Aug 2012

God’s knowledge of particulars: Avicenna, Maimonides and Gersonides, Journal of Islamic Philosophy 5 (Harvard University Publication Services), Dec 2009

Neither left nor right but backwards: the failure of centrist parties in Israel and their relationship to the multiparty system, Israel Affairs 15.1 (King’s College London), Jan 2009

Military privatisation and its impact on the nature of warfare, Melbourne Journal of Politics 32, Nov 2007


Photo: Kevjn Lim, 2015