Arshin Adib-Moghaddam is Reader in Comparative Politics and International Relations and Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at SOAS, University of London. He is the author of The International Politics of the Persian Gulf: A Cultural Genealogy (2006, 2009), Iran in World Politics: The Question of the Islamic Republic (Hurst/OUP, 2008, 2010), and A Metahistory of the Clash of Civilisations: Us and Them Beyond Orientalism (Hurst/OUP 2011). Educated at the Universities of Hamburg, American (Washington DC) and Cambridge, where he received his MPhil and PhD, he was the first Jarvis Doctorow Fellow in International Relations and Peace Studies at St. Edmund Hall and the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. Since 2007, Adib-Moghaddam has been with the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS. He is a frequent contributor to leading newspapers and TV channels around the world.