Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme
Sara Bazoobandi
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  • Iran and GCC countries (macroeconomic policy, regional and international relations, domestic political and social affairs)


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


  • Persian, Arabic
  • The Politics of Food Security: Asian and Middle Eastern Strategies, Gerlach Press, 2014
  • 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