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Dr Sara Bazoobandi

Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme

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Telephone: +44 (0)20 7957 5739


  • Iran and GCC countries (macroeconomic policy, regional and international relations, domestic political and social affairs)


  • MENA Regional Strategic Study
  • Regular contribution on Iran's economic analysis to Sharq Al-Awsat Persian (in Farsi)

Recent Publications

  • Political Economy of the Gulf Sovereign Wealth Funds: A Case Study of Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Economies, 2013
  • 'Iran's Ties with Asia', in Asia-Gulf Economic Relations in the 21st Century: The Local to Global Transformation, May 2013
  • Iran's Domestic Political and Economic Challenges, Gulf Research Center, November 2012
  • 'Arab Sovereign Wealth Funds: The Challenge of Transparency', in Shifting Geo-Economic Power of the Gulf, May 2011
  • 'The Gulf Takes Charge in the MENA Region', FRIDE, April 2010


2013 -  Lecturer in International Political Economy, Regent's University
2012 Visiting Research Fellow, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore
2012 Analyst, Roubini Global Economic


Persian, Arabic
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