Editorial Board


Editorial Board

Seyed Amir Niakooee

International Relations Associate Professor, Faculty of Literature and HumanitiesDepartment of Political Science, Guilan University


A. English Articles Published in scientific Journals of Cambridge, Francis and Taylor etc: 

1. "Contemporary Arab Uprisings: different processes and outcomes". Japanese Journal of political science. Vol14, Issue 03, September 2013, Cambridge University Press. (ISI and Scopus)                                                                 



2. "Exploring the Crisis of the Reform Movement in Iran (1997–2005)", Japanese Journal of political science. Vol 17 , Issue 03, September 2016, Cambridge University Press (ISI and Scopus) 


3. "Foreign policy and Economic Developments: Iran Under Rafsanjani". Iranian Review of Foreign Affairs. (Isc Journal)  Fall 2014 




B. Persian Academic Books:

1. Amir Niakooee, "Arab Winter and Democracy Dilemma in the Middle East". Mokhatab Publication.Tehran. 2020                                                                                                         

2.  Amir Niakooee, "Army and Politics in the Middle East". Guilan University Press. 2014

3.  Amir Niakooee," The Anatomy of Arab revolutions", Mizan Publication, Tehran, 2012

4.  Amir Niakooee, "An introduction to globalization and political economy of Iran". Daneshjoo Publication, Tehran. 2009 


C. Books Translated From English to Persian and Published in Iran:

1. "The sword of Persia: Nader Shah, From tribal warrior to conquering tyrant".  by Michael Axworthy, 2006. Translated by Seyed Amir Niakooee and Sadegh Zibakalam   

2. "Security strategies and American world order". By Birthe Hansen, Peter Toft, and Anders Wiwel. Routledge. 2009. Translated by Seyed Amir Niakooee and Ahmad Jansiz

3. "Foreign Policy Analysis: New Approaches" By Chris Alden and Amnon Aran. Routledge. 2016. Translated by Seyed Amir Niakooee, Mehdi Zibaee and Reza Darvishi

4. "A Concise History of U.S Foreign Policy", By Joice P Kaufman. Rowman & Littlefield. 2017 Translated by Seyed Amir Niakooee, Ali Asghar Sotoudeh and  Zohreh Heidari            


D. Published Scientific Articles in Persian Journals

1. Seyed Amir Niakooee and Vida Haji, "Expansion of GCC-Israel relations: An explanation from the perspective of realism" World Politics, A Quarterly  Journal. Autumn 2020. https://interpolitics.guilan.ac.ir/article_4406_en.html

2. Mohammad Bagher Alitabar, Seyed Amir Niakooee and Ebrahim Motaghi ,Trump and the Middle East strategy of the U.S with ‎emphasis on Syrian crisis: continuation or discontinuation. World Politics, A Quarterly Journal. Autumn 2020
3. Seyed Amir Niakooee and Asghar Safari. Different Nuclear Strategies of Iran; Explanation from the viewpoint of Neoclassical Realism World Politics, A Quarterly  Journal. Summer 2017 https://interpolitics.guilan.ac.ir/article_2486_en.html
4. Seyed Amir Niakooee and Hossein Behmanesh. Iran's Security Strategy towards US Geopolitical Movements in the Middle East (2001- 2015). Winter 2014.
5. Seyed Amir Niakooee The Examination of the Reasons behind the Rise of Takfiri Groups in the Middle East (2011—2015). Winter 2016.
6. Seyed Amir Niakooee, The Examination of Security Crises in Iraq and Syria In light of Theories of Security. World Politics, A Quarterly  Journal. Spring 2015
7. Seyed Amir Niakooee, Mosen Asgarian , Iran's 20-year vision plan, regional rivals and the necessity of regionalism in Iran's foreign policy, International Relations Research Journal.  Winter 2016. http://www.iisajournals.ir/article_41991.html?lang=en
8. Amir Niakooee and Saeed Pirmohammadi, The Middle East strategy of Europe towards the United States since the Arab spring, International Relations Research Journal.  Summer 2019. http://www.iisajournals.ir/article_92480.html?lang=en
9. Amir Niakooee and Ziaoddin Sabouri, Parties and Political Cultures in Egypt (The Case Study: Islamism) International Relations Research Journal.  Spring 2011.
10. Amir Niakooee and Faramarz Mirzazadeh, Competition between powers, the geopolitics of Caspian and the national Interests of Iran,  International Relations Research Journal.  Winter 2014. http://www.iisajournals.ir/article_41942.html?lang=en
11. Davod Karimipour; Seyed Amir Niakouee; Ebrahim Motaghi, Russian energy diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific region, International Relations Research Journal. Spring 2017. http://www.iisajournals.ir/article_53576.html?lang=en
12. Seyed Amir Niakooee and Vida Haji, The effects of Arab uprisings on the relationship pattern between Iran and Turkey, International Relations Research Journal.  Winter 2018. http://www.iisajournals.ir/article_65949.html?lang=en
13. Amir Niakooee, The military coup in Egypt and Turkey: different contexts and results, International Relations Research Journal.  Summer 2016.
14. Amir Niakooee and Ali Asghar Sotoudeh, The Conflict Pattern of Regional and Global Actors In the Civil Wars of Iraq and Syria (2011-2015),  Scientific Research Journal of Rahbord.  Autumn 2016. http://rahbord.csr.ir/En-Article/139510261225515002601

15. Amir Niakooee and Saeed Pirmohammadi, Iraq’s Fragile State and Intervention of Regional and Trans-Regional Powers (2011-2018)Iranian Research Letter of International Politics , Winter 2019, https://irlip.um.ac.ir/article/view/76073

16. Aliasghar Sotoudeh, Seyed Amir Niakoee, New Security Dynamics and Turkish Transition from Balkan- Turkey Security Complex to Middle East Security Complex.  Iranian Research Letter of International Politics , Summer 2018,


17. Seyed Amir Niakooee and Saeed Pirmohammadi, Iran's Security Policy Making Towards the Middle East's Conflicts Since the Arab Spring (2011-2018), Public Policy Journal, Spring 2019. https://jppolicy.ut.ac.ir/article_71580_en.html
18. Seyed Amir Niakoee; Ali Asghar Sotodeh, The Impact of Civil Wars in Iraq and Syria on Middle East Security Complex (2011-2015),  Strategic Research of Politics, Winter 2016. https://qpss.atu.ac.ir/article_2380.html?lang=en

19. Amir Niakooee; Asgar Safari, Russia’s Behavior Model in International System: An Attempt to Access a Favorable Balance of Power (2014 – 2018), Central Asia and Caucasus  Journal. Autumn 2018. http://ca.ipisjournals.ir/article_33856.html?lang=en

20. Amir Niakooee and Ehsan Ejazi, An Analysis of the Security Crisis in Yemen: the Causes and Context, International and political research Journal. Autumn 2016. http://pir.iaush.ac.ir/article_580693.html

21. Amir Niakooee and Davod Karimipoor, Israel's Energy Diplomacy: Principles and Regional Objectives, , International and political research Journal. Spring 2015. http://pir.iaush.ac.ir/article_556113.html

22. Amir Niakooee and Amir Reza Ahmadi, "Turkey’s Position as Emerging Middle Power in the U.S. Iran Relations (with emphasis on AKP)" , A Quarterly Journal of  Political studies of Islamic World. Spring 2016. http://psiw.journals.ikiu.ac.ir/article_889.html

23. Seyyed amir Niakoee  , Danyal Rezapoor , Saman Fazeli, The Role Theory and Iran and Turkey's competion in the Middle East during the rule of the Justice and Development Party , Quarterly Journal of Political Research in Islamic World.  Spring 2018.   http://priw.ir/article-1-479-en.html

24. Amir Niakooee, "Explaining the Nature of Second Khordad Collective Action", Political Quarterly Journal. Summer 2012. https://jpq.ut.ac.ir/article_29981_en.html

25. Zanyar Abdali; Amir Niakooei, The contradiction between the two motifs of self-fate determination and sovereignty at international law Case study of Ukraine crisis and crimea separation from the country", Political Quarterly Journal. Autumn 2019.

26. Seyed Amir Niakoee , Mohsen Zamani , The Explanation of the Eleventh Cabinet Nuclear Diplomacy in Iran by Applying the Decision-making Theory of Roseanau, Studies of International Relations Journal, l, Volume:9 Issue: 33, 2016.


27. Mohsen Zamani; Seyed Amir Niakooei, A Survey on the Factors Affecting the Exit of the United States from the JCPOA , Research Letter of International Relations. Spring 2019. http://prb.iauctb.ac.ir/article_665653_en.html
28. Mostafa Karami; Amir Niakoee; Ghodrat Ahmadian, Economics and Politics in the First Decade of the Revolution and its Impact In the formation of the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran , A Quarterly Scientific Journal on Islamic Revolution. Winter 2020. https://rjir.basu.ac.ir/article_3123.html?lang=en
29. Seyyed Amir Niakoee and Ali Asghar Sotoudeh, The strategy of Saudi Arabia against the Islamic revolution in the civil wars of Syria and Iraq, A Quarterly Scientific Journal on Islamic Revolution. Winter 2016. 
30. Seyyed Amir Niakoee and Ali Asghar Sotoudeh, " The nature of the soft power of the West against the Islamic republic of Iran in the process of Arab revolutions". A Quarterly Scientific Journal on Islamic Revolution. Summer 2014.

31. Amir Niakooee, Hossein Behmanesh, "The Opponent Actors in the Syrian Crisis: Purposes and Approaches", Quarterly Foreign Relations. Winter 2012



32. Amir Niakooee, Sajad Bahrami, "Relations between Iran and India: Opportunities and limitations", Quarterly Foreign Relations. Spring 2014.


33. Amir Niakooee, "The Sociology of Political Conflicts in Iran" , Research Letter of Political  Science.  Winter 2015. http://www.ipsajournal.ir/article_257.html?lang=en


34. Seyed Amir Niakouee, Sajad Moradi Kelardeh, "Regional Competition in Iraq", Quarterly Foreign Relations. Spring 2015. https://www.magiran.com/paper/1435671/?lang=en

35. Mostafa karami; Amir Niakoee; Reza Simbar; Ghoudratt Ahmadian, Foreign Policy of the Interim Government; An Analysis of the Perspective of Political Economy,  International Political Economy Studies Journal. Winter and Spring 2020. https://ipes.razi.ac.ir/article_1387_en.html
36. Seyed Amir Niakooee; Asgar Safari,The Role of Regional Initiatives in Transition from Unipolarity to Multipolarity System: The Case of Greater Eurasia Plan, Central Asia and Caucasus  Journal. Spring 2020. http://ca.ipisjournals.ir/article_45680.html?lang=en

37. Seyed Amir Niyakooei and Ali Ghanadi, "Foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran after the JointComprehensive Plan of Action: The Continuation of Revolutionary Balance and Identity". Islamic Revolution Research Journal. Summer 2017. http://www.roir.ir/article_62943.html?lang=en


38. Amir Reza Ahmadi Khoy, Ebrahim Mottaghi and Seyed Amir Niakoee, Strategic Ideals and Tactical Pragmatism in Iran's Middle East Policy,  International Quarterly of Geopolitics. Winter 2018. http://journal.iag.ir/issue_7942_8549.html?lang=en
39. Mohsen Asgarian; Seyed Amir Niakouee; Anooshiravan Ansari; Reza Simbar; bahador aminian jazi, The Verification Regime of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT); the possible technical and security implications of its approval for the Islamic Republic of Iran, Scientific Journal of Security Horizons. Autumn 2019.

40. Seyyed Amir Niakouei , Ali Esmaeili, Ali Asghar Sotoudeh, Explaining Iran’s Security Strategy on Syria Crisis (2011-2013), Quartery Journal of Political Research In Islamic World. Spring 2013. http://priw.ir/article-1-74-en.html


41. Seyyed Amir Niakui and Mostafa Karami, A Constructivist Perspective on Islamic Republic of Iran’s Relations with Latin America: The Case Study of Venezuela, International Relations Research Journal. Winter 2015.
42. seyed amir niakooee; ali esmaeil; ali asghar stoodeh, The Causes of Expansion of Iran- Syria Strategic Relations (2000-2011), A Quarterly Journal of  Political studies of Islamic World.Spring 2014. http://psiw.journals.ikiu.ac.ir/article_490_en.html

43. Seyed Amir Niakooee and Davod Karimipour, "The role of Energy Diplomacy to Foreign Policy; A Comparative Study of Russia & Qatar", Strategic Research of Politics, Autumn 2017. https://qpss.atu.ac.ir/article_8079.html


44. Abbas Ali tutunchi; Sadegh Zibakalam; Amir Niakoee, The roots of Obama's "policy of change" towards Iran's nuclear issue, The Islamic Revolution Approach. Autumn 2018. http://www.rahyaft.info/article_81263.html?lang=en