Author profile: Mohammed Nuruzzaman
Mohammed Nuruzzaman is Associate Professor of International Relations at the Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST), Kuwait. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Alberta in 2003 and has taught at different universities in Canada, Bangladesh, and Kuwait.
Dr. Nuruzzaman specializes in international relations theory, global political economy, human rights and human security, great powers in the global order, political Islam, and politics and international relations of the Middle East. His major publications have appeared in leading peer-reviewed international journals, including Canadian Journal of Political Science, International Studies Perspectives, Cooperation and Conflict, International Studies, International Area Studies Review, Journal of Contemporary Asia, and Journal of Asian and African Studies, among others. He is also a contributor to influential global news magazines and online publication outlets, including The National Interest, E-International Relations, The Conversation, and Informed Comments. Winner of some prestigious scholarships and fellowships, including Durham Senior International Research Fellowship 2016 – 17, KFAS (Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences) research grants in 2013, the F.S. Chia Doctoral Scholarships (University of Alberta) in 1998, and the GUST – UMSL Summer Research Fellowship in 2011, his current research more focuses on contemporary Middle Eastern security issues.

The Iranian Revolution at 40: Shifting Grounds, Continuing Resilience

Mohammed Nuruzzaman • Mar 14 2019 • Articles

Despite challenges, the Islamic Republic is here to stay with its military and social capacity to defend itself from foreign aggression and domestic intervention.

Saudi Arabia’s ‘Vision 2030’: Will It Save Or Sink the Middle East?

Mohammed Nuruzzaman • Jul 10 2018 • Articles

‘Vision 2030’ is a Janus-faced transformational program. It is poised to mildly or hardly shake up the Middle East, whether it fails or succeeds.

The Nuclear Deal Was Not for Mending Frayed Iran-US Relations

Mohammed Nuruzzaman • Mar 21 2016 • Articles

The signing of the nuclear deal was driven by some immediate interests of Iran as well as the US, leaving deep strategic and political differences unaddressed.

Middle East: Moving Towards a Sectarian Political Order?

Mohammed Nuruzzaman • Dec 1 2015 • Articles

Sectarian violence has vitiated regional politics and foreign policies along sectarian lines. The fight between the Shi’ite and Sunni crescents is likely to continue.

The Islamic State – One Year On

Mohammed Nuruzzaman • Jul 15 2015 • Articles

The IS can no longer be viewed as a passing phenomenon and may expand in the future – unless it is coerced into total submission or at least denied a footprint in Iraq.

Saudi Airstrikes on Yemen: Limits to Military Adventurism

Mohammed Nuruzzaman • May 20 2015 • Articles

The Saudis will continue to perceive the Houthis as powerful political and military opponents and feel the need to keep them at bay

The Islamic State and Its Viability

Mohammed Nuruzzaman • Oct 19 2014 • Articles

The IS is a reality that it is here to stay, and it looks to have set for gradual expansion of its territorial boundaries to redraw the political map of the Middle East.

Revisiting ‘Responsibility to Protect’ after Libya and Syria

Mohammed Nuruzzaman • Mar 8 2014 • Articles

R2P contains glaring theoretical drawbacks and its practice by Western powers creates the scope for a mix up of humanitarian concerns with their strategic interests.

Winners and Losers in the Syrian Civil War

Mohammed Nuruzzaman • Jan 30 2014 • Articles

The Syrian civil war has shaken up the political and strategic environment of the Middle East region, with all outcomes likely to bring political and economic uncertainties.

The Iran Nuclear Deal – A Preliminary Analysis

Mohammed Nuruzzaman • Dec 11 2013 • Articles

The recent interim agreement between Iran and the P5+1 raises interesting implications for regional peace and stability in the Middle East, particularly in relation to Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Towards a Pluralistic Nuclear Middle East

Mohammed Nuruzzaman • Sep 29 2013 • Articles

The imperatives for nuclear proliferation in the Middle East are deeply rooted in the historical-structural dynamics and strategic compulsions of the Iranians, the Israelis, and the Arab states. Given the right context, proliferation can bring stability.

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