Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Distinguished Professor Speaks on Iran and Geopolitics

Distinguished Professor Speaks on Iran and Geopolitics

The Human and Economic Development Research Unit (HEDRU) welcomed Professor Hassan Abbas from the National Defense University (NDU) on February 24 for a talk on the geopolitics of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Prof. Abbas discussed various forces that shape contemporary Iran by drawing a historical continuum to understand current geopolitical struggles in the MENA region. 

Prof. Abbas is a Distinguished Professor of International Relations at the Near East South Asia Strategic Studies Centre (NESA) of NDU. He has authored numerous publications in the fields of security, politics, law, and religion, touching upon South Asia and the Middle East. His most recent book is titled Pakistan’s Nuclear Bomb: A Story of Defiance, Deterrence and Deviance (2018).