Mohammadbagher Forough

Mohammadbagher Forough
German Institute of Global and Area Studies | GIGA · Institute of Middle East Studies (IMES)

PhD

About

27
Publications
2,361
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
48
Citations
Citations since 2017
25 Research Items
48 Citations
201720182019202020212022202305101520
201720182019202020212022202305101520
201720182019202020212022202305101520
201720182019202020212022202305101520
Additional affiliations
September 2016 - January 2021
Leiden University
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
September 2010 - October 2015
University of Groningen
Field of study
  • International Security

Publications

Publications (27)
Research
Full-text available
The Russian aggression in Ukraine and the related Western sanctions against Russia have created major shifts in the global, and particularly Eurasian, geo-economics and supply chains. Many sectors such as global energy markets, agriculture and food security, banking, natural resources, transportation and logistics, and infrastructural connectivity...
Article
Full-text available
Global politics is exceedingly soulful, but the field of international relations (IR) astonishingly soulless. The world order is undergoing tectonic shifts: the “Western” unipolar moment is receding, China is rising, and geographies of “(Afro-)EurAsia” and the “Indo-Pacific” are emerging. To align with such shifts and remap the international geogra...
Research
Full-text available
On the geoeconomic and infrastructural dimenions of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
Research
Full-text available
This article explores the geoeconomic implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine for Eurasian infrastructure-based initiatives, particularly China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), and International North South Transit Corridor (driven by Russia, Iran, India). It discusses how they are likely to be reconfigur...
Chapter
Full-text available
Research
Full-text available
Sayyid Ebrahim Raisi, the new Iranian conservative president, has been in o ce for over four months now. Understanding his presidency matters for myriad reasons, including its historical significance, his foreign policy oriented towards Asia, and what the Iranian pivot to Asia under him entails geopolitically and geoeconomically.
Research
Full-text available
سید ابراھیم رئیسی، رئیس جمھور اصولگرای ایران، اکنون چھار ماه است که این سمت را تصدی کرده است. فھم ریاست جمھوری او به دلایل فراوان دارای اھمیت است که از آن جمله میتوان به اھمیت تاریخی آن، سیاست خارجی او که متمایل به آسیا است، و این مسئله که چرخش ایران به سمت آسیا در دورۀ ریاست جمھوری او از منظر جغرافیای سیاسی (ژئوپلیتیک) و جغرافیای اقتصادی (ژئواکونو...
Article
The field of International Relations (IR) has in recent years begun accommodating non-Western approaches to understanding international politics. This article contributes to this emerging body of scholarship in the field by focusing on one such non-Western actor, Iran. More specifically, it examines the role of concepts and narratives related to ga...
Research
Full-text available
This research project unpacks China’s expanding role and increasing influence in the renewable energy sector of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). After discussing the background of the topic, it focuses on specific cases of Chinese cooperation with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Iran, Turkey, and countries in North Africa (pa...
Research
Full-text available
Digital Silk Road — Perspectives From Affected Countries: Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, and Iran. China’s flagship foreign policy engagement programme, the Belt-Road Initiative (BRI) and its technological component, the Digital Silk Road (DSR), have garnered much attention in policy and research circles. As the prime manifestation of China’s ambition...
Research
Full-text available
This policy paper examines the various areas in which China's engagement with the Middle Eastern actors are deepening, from traditional energy security, geoeconomics (such as the Belt and Road Initiative), security and military relations, infrastructure modernization, to green energy.
Research
Full-text available
This article unpacks the significance of the the Sino-Iranian comprehensive strategic partnership manifested in the 25-year pact between the two nations. It also discusses the implications of this pact for NATO and the EU.
Article
Full-text available
• Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (The JCPOA) should be understood in the geopolitical context of Obama’s Pivot to Asia. Obama’s Pivot to Asia was meant to contain China and reduce the American involvement in the MENA region. • China and Iran had a good relationship prior to Trump. With Trump’s presidency and his simultaneous pressure on both co...
Research
Full-text available
This policy paper investigate the two dimensions of Iranian foreign policy: Geoeconomically it is engaged with China and geopolitically with the US. To two dimensions mutually construct and constrain each other.
Research
Full-text available
The broader Black Sea region is the scene of increasing tensions amid renewed great power competition and conflicting geopolitical and geo-economic interests. The rise of China and its solidifying regional footprint requires a better understanding of how this influence is capitalized at national and regional level, what type of challenges it create...
Chapter
Full-text available
The chapter focuses on Iran-China relations and tackles two issues. First, it seeks to demarcate the conceptual boundaries of the concept of ‘geographic agency’. Second, it attempts to apply this concept to the case of Iran. Adopting a critical geography approach, the chapter unpacks how Iran is reinventing itself geographically through certain ‘sp...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
This paper explores the ideational and discursive affinities that bring China and Iran closer together in their 'Comprehensive Strategic Partnership'
Article
Full-text available
With the increasing influence of China, the future of its non- interference policy is being increasingly debated both in China and abroad. This contribution investigates the question of interven- tion with Chinese characteristics by focusing on the ‘geo’ in the geo- economics of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which is spatially reterri...
Article
Full-text available
With the increasing influence of China, the future of its non-interference policy is being increasingly debated both in China and abroad. This contribution investigates the question of intervention with Chinese characteristics by focusing on the ‘geo’ in the geo-economics of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which is spatially reterritori...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
The paper explores how the rise of China and its Belt and Road Initiative (the BRI) is spatially reconfiguring Asian geopolitics.
Article
The paper will revisit the public/private distinction (with more focus on the public) by mapping out seven discursive arenas in which theories of public and private function and then, from a Deleuzian lens, investigate some of the interrelationships among these arenas and the ways in which the two concepts relate to other concepts such as the polit...

Network

Cited By