Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar is a fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute and an assistant professor at Texas A&M University. A former fellow at the University of Cambridge and a journalist for the BBC World Service, Tabaar has taught at Georgetown University, George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, the University of Maryland, and George Mason University. His publications include "The Beloved Great Satan: The Portrayal of the US in the Iranian Media since 9/11" in the Journal of the European Society for Iranian Studies (Winter 2006), "Who Wrote the Koran?" in The New York Times Magazine (December 7, 2008), "Iran's Green Movement and the Grey Strategy of Patience" in Foreign Policy's Middle East Channel (April 30, 2010), “How Iran Really Sees Turkey” in Foreign Policy’s Middle East Channel (November 3, 2011), "Islam: the Solution that Wasn't" in Religion, Politics, and the Public Sphere (2012).
B.A. in Social Sciences at University of Tehran; M.A. in Sociology at the New School for Social Research; M.A. in International Relations at University of Chicago; Ph.D. in Comparative Government/International Relations at Georgetown University.
"Causes of the U.S. Hostage Crisis in Iran: The Untold Account of the Communist Threat" in Security Studies (July 7, 2017) 
Countries of Expertise
Iran, Persian Gulf
Issues of Expertise
US-Iran Relations, Iranian Politics and Media, Islamic Movements
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