Ghanbarpour-Dizboni, Ali

Royal Military College of Canada, Department of Political Science and Economics


Kingston, Ontario

Phone Number

(613) 541-6000

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Ali G. Dizboni is an Associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Economics at the Royal Military College of Canada and the Chair for the Military and Strategic Studies Programme. He is Associate Researcher Fellow with the Centre for International and Defence Policy (Queens’ University), the Inter-University Consortium for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (McGill University), the Chaire Raoul-Dandurand (Université du Québec à Montréal) and the Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux, les idéologies politiques et la radicalisation (CEFIR). His areas of teaching include Middle East politics, international relations, security and strategic studies.

Dizboni is currently supervising a Ph.D. student working on artificial intelligence and non-state actors. His current research areas are the preparation of two (collaborative) book manuscripts on the genesis of ballistic missiles in the Middle East (three case studies) and on Wahhabism and the formation/consolidation of the Saudi Arabian state. His other current conference/journal paper manuscripts are on right-wing radicalization in the armed forces (three cases) and the new forms of war in the Middle East. He is a frequent commentator for the French/English media on different aspects of Middle East/Iranian politics and on Canadian Foreign policy in the region.