Mehran Kamrava


Book Chapters


Edited Books

​​​​​​​Book Reviews

  • Kamrava, Mehran. “Christopher Davidson. The Persian Gulf and Pacific Asia: From Indifference to Interdependence (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010).” International Journal of Middle East Studies 44, no. 3 (2012): 616–17.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. "Rosemarie Zahlan. Palestine and the Gulf: Presence at the Table." International Journal of Middle East Studies 42, no. 2 (2010): 713-4.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. "International Relations of the Persian Gulf." International Affairs 86 no. 2 (2010): 36-8.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. "Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr. Democracy in Iran." Democratization 15, no. 1 (2008): 206-8.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. "Raymond Baker. Islam without Fear: Egypt and the New Islamists." The Daily Star (2004).
  • Kamrava, Mehran. "Dal Seung Yu. The Role of Political Culture in Iranian Political Development." Democratization 10, no. 3 (2003): 213-4.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. "Daniel Brumberg. Reinventing Khomeini: The Struggle for Reform in Iran." The Middle East Journal 55, no. 4 (2001): 684-5.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. "Catharin E. Dalphino. Deferring Democracy: Promoting Opennes in Authoritarian Regimes." Democratization 8, no. 4 (2001): 199-200.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. "John Standish. Persia and the Gulf: Retrospect and Prospects." Journal of Iranian Research and Analysis 15, no. 2 (1999): 193-6.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. "Shimon Peres and Robert Littell. For the Future of Israel." Ethnic Conflict Research Digest 2, no. 2 (1999): 32.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. "Farhang Rejai. Iranian Perspectives on the Iran-Iraq War." Center for Iranian Research and Analysis Bulletin 14, no. 2 (1998): 61-2.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. "Robert Pinkney. Democracy in the Third World." Matatu, Journal for African Culture and Society 17-18 (1997): 355-7.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. "Simon Bromley. Rethinking Middle East Politics." Center for Iranian Research and Analysis Bulletin 10, no. 3 (1995): 15-7.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. "Hamid Dabashi. Theology of Discontent: The Ideological Foundations of the Islamic Revolution in Iran." The Annals of the American Academy of Social and Political Sciences 534 (1994): 185-6.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. "Miron Rezun. Saddam Hussein’s Gulf Wars: Ambivalent Stakes in the Middle East." International Journal of Middle East Studies 26, no. 1 (1994): 168-70.


  • Kamrava, Mehran. "The United States and Iran: A Dangerous but Contained Conflict." The Middle East Institute. Policy Brief 9. March 2008.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “Islam, Development, and Democratization.” CSIS Briefing Notes 6 (1), (April 2004): 4-8.

Conference Papers

  • Kamrava, Mehran. “The China Model and the Middle East.” International Studies Association, Baltimore, MD, February 2017.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “Regional Threat Perceptions and Security Dilemma in the Persian Gulf.” American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, September 2016.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “State-Business Relations in Qatar.” State-Business Relations in Comparative Perspective, British Library, London, April 30, 2016.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “US-Iran Relations: Tactical Readjustment or Strategic Realignment?” International Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, March 2016.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “Small State Power Projection in the International Arena: The Case for Subtle Power.” International Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, March 2016.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “Recalibrating Persian Gulf Security: Domestic versus Regional Challenges.” International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA, February 2015.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “Transformations to Palestinian Society Since the Oslo Accords.” American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, August 2014.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “Qatari Foreign Policy and the Exercise of Subtle Power.” Middle East Studies Association, New Orleans, LA, October 2013.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “The Evolving Ruling Bargain in the Middle East.” International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, April 2013.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “Popular Perceptions toward Sanctions and the Nuclear Program in Iran.” International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, April 2013.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “The Arab Spring and the Question of Nationalism.” International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, April 2013.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “State-Building and Political Consolidation in Qatar.” Middle East Studies Association, Denver, CO, November 2012.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “High Modernism and the Limits of State Autonomy in Qatar.” International Studies Association, San Diego, CA, March 2012.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “The Power of Small States: Qatar in the Persian Gulf.” International Studies Association, Montreal, Canada, March 2011.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “The Perseverance of Rentierism in the Persian Gulf.” Middle East Studies Association, San Diego, CA, November 2010.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “Iran’s Regional Foreign and Security Policies.” International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA, February 2010.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “Re-Making the Persian Gulf: Qatar, the UAE, and the Changing Geopolitics of the Middle East.” Middle East Studies Association, Boston, MA, November 2009.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “Post-Reform Intellectual Discourses in Contemporary Iran.” Middle East Studies Association, Washington, DC, November 2008.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “Regional Security Dynamics in the Middle East: Trends and Prospects.” Turkish Military Central Command International Symposium, Istanbul, June 2008.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “Challenges and Opportunities of IR Research in the Persian Gulf.” Iranian International Studies Association, Tehran, May 2008.
  • Kamrava, Mehran. “How Institutions Change: Lessons from the Middle East.” International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, March 2008.