Houchang Hassan-Yari is a Professor and Head of the Political Science Department at the Sultan Qaboos University in Oman. He is also a Professor Emeritus at the Royal Military College of Canada. He has been Visiting-Researcher at the Centre for Peace Studies at the University of Tromsø in Norway (2015), Research Visitor at the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Stockholm, Sweden, (2014); Visiting-Professor-Researcher at the Lyon University Institute for Political Science (IÉP), Lyon, and Sciences Po, Grenoble, France (2007 & 2018), and Professor at the Shahid Beheshti (National) University, Tehran, Iran (1993-94).
He is an External Member at the Observatory on the Middle East and North Africa at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic at the University of Québec in Montréal; a Senior Analyst at Wikistrat Next Generation Strategy, and Senior Research Fellow at the Queen’s University Centre for International and Defence Policy (since 1997).
Professor Hassan-Yari has published numerous books, book chapters and articles in academic journals. Among his publications, we can cite The Middle East Peace Process (Paris, L’Harmattan, 2001); Canada and the Arab-Israeli Conflict Since 1947 : Half A Century of Diplomatic Involvement (Montréal, Paris, Harmattan, 1997); and Regionalism and International Security (Bruxelles, Bruylant, 2009), co-edited with Abdelkérim Ousman.
Among his recent articles and book chapters are the following: “Gandhian Politics and Interstate Conflict Resolution in the Middle East” (with Ayesha Burney), in Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharjee, ed., Gandhi and the World (Macmillan Publishers, 2022, pp. 92-111); “Public Diplomacy of Oman” (with Cuneyt Yenigun & Abdullah Al Maani), Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry, 2021; “New Public Diplomacy In The New Millennium” (with Cuneyt Yenigun & Abdullah Al Maani), Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government 27, 2 (2021): 6272-6282; “New Public Diplomacy in the New Millennium,” Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government 27, 2 (May 2021): 6272-6282. “Iran and Iraq—GCC Rapprochement,” Middle East Policyi 25, 4 (Winter 2018, January 2019): 56-64; “The Non-Theocratic Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI),” in Tabachnick, David Edward, Koivukoski, Toivo, Koivukoski and Teixeira, Herminio, eds. Challenging Theocracy: Ancient Lessons for Global Politics (Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2017); “Iran, Afghanistan and the Benefits of a Regional Approach,” in Sten Rynning, ed., South Asia and Great Powers International Relations and Regional Security (I.B. Tauris, 2017); “Understanding Israel’s Nuclear Ambiguity,” in Marzieh Kouhi-Esfahani and Ariabarzan Mohammadighalehtak, eds., Nuclear Politics in Asia (Taylor & Francis Ltd/Routledge, 2017); “The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Contemporary International Politics and Economy,” in Brian J.C. McKercher, ed., Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft (London, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012); and “Clashology within Islam: Not Civilisational, but Political,” in Mojtaba Mahdavi and W. Andy Knight, eds, Towards ‘the Dignity of Difference’: Neither ‘the Clash of Civilizations’ nor ‘the End of History’ (Ashgate Publishing, 2012).
Professor Hassan-Yari analyses military and strategic issues and political developments internationality and in the Middle East for national and international media in Persian, French and English, with more than 15,000 interviews with RFI; Deutsche Welle; BBC, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty; Al Jazeera; Iran International; Manoto; CBC/Radio-Canada; Globe & Mail; Le Devoir; La Presse, etc.