Institute of Political Science

Dr. Amjed Rasheed

Contact Information

Melanchthonstr. 36
72074 Tübingen
Room 121
Phone: 07071/ 29-7 83 38



Guest Lecturer

Office Hours

By appointment

Academic Background

Dr. Amjed Rasheed is a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Political Science (IPS). Before joining the Institute, he was a post-doc research fellow at the School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA) at Durham University, where he finished his Ph.D. in 2017 also. Amjed holds an MSc in International Politics from Glasgow University and MA in International Peace Studies from the University for Peace Costa Rica. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK (FHEA) and a board member of Iraqi-Kurdistan based Open Think Tank (OTT). He is also a part-time lecturer at SOAS where he delivers regular courses on the Kurdish issue for the Diplomatic Academy at the Foreign Commonwealth Office-London (FCO). He currently works on two research projects, one on the rise of China and authoritarian reinforcement in the MENA region, and the second one is on drivers of violent extremism ( with Uppsala University and the Berghof Foundation). He is the associate editor of Durham based Shura Councils in the Persian Gulf Monograph Series, and al-Sabah Insights.


Research Interests

International Relations of MENA

Authoritarianism in MENA

Political Systems in MENA

Violent Extremism in MENA 


Country Expertise 

Iraq, Syria, Kurdistan




Rasheed, A., & Beaujouan, B.(upcoming). “The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan and Lebanon: Impact and Implications”. Middle East Policy.


Ehteshami, A., Rasheed, A., & Beaujouan, J.(2020)Islam, IS, and the Fragmented State: The Challenges of Political Islam in the MENA Region. London: Routledge.


Rasheed, A., & Beaujouan, J . (2020 ). Syrian Crisis, Syrian Refugees: Voices from the Host Community in ‎Jordan and Lebanon. Eds. London: Palgrave Macmillan.‎


Rasheed, A. (2018). “The KRG-Baghdad Relations from the First Republic to the Second Republic (1991-2017)”. In: Erikson, J., & Khaleel, A.(eds.) Iraq After ISIS. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Rasheed, A.(2018). “Syria vs Iraq: Clash of Authoritarians”. Middle East Policy. XXV(4): 118-131 .




Rasheed, A., & Beaujouan, J. (2020). “The fragmented politics of the Syrian refugee crisis jeopardizes the future of millions”. The Conversation.

Beaujouan, J., Ehteshami, A., Rasheed, A. (2020). “The Rise and Fall of Islamic State or the Fading Influence of Political Islam in the Middle East”. The Conversation.


Ehteshami, A., Rasheed, A., & Beaujouan, J. (2017). “The crisis of the state in the Arab region and the rise ‎of the Islamic State” OpenDemocracy.

Rasheed, A. (2017). “The Kurds desperately want freedom – why won’t the free world support them?” ‎The Guardian.