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Project Researcher, Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone Project
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Farzan Sabet

Dr. Farzan Sabet is a Researcher in the Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone (ME WMDFZ) Project. Farzan was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Global Governance Centre at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, a Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow at the Centre for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, and a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Government, Georgetown University. He is a historian who has conducted research and published on global regimes, Middle East politics, and U.S. foreign policy through the lenses of history, IR, sociology, and law. He holds a PhD and a master's degree in International History from the Institute and a B.A. in History and Political Science from McGill University. He speaks English, French and Persian.

Farzan’s areas of expertise include nuclear arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, economic sanctions, global regimes, Middle East politics, and U.S. foreign policy.


Recent Publications:

Zak, Chen, and Farzan Sabet. [eds] 2021. “From the Iran nuclear deal to a Middle East Zone? Lessons from the JCPOA for an ME WMDFZ”, Geneva, Switzerland: UNIDIR. 

Sabet, Farzan. “How the Assassination of an Iranian Scientist Could Affect Nuclear Negotiations with Iran.” The Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2020.

Sabet, Farzan. “A fraught road ahead for the JCPOA?” UNIDIR, 20 Aug. 2020.

Mallard, Grégoire, Farzan Sabet, and Jin Sun. “The Humanitarian Gap in the Global Sanctions Regime.” Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, vol. 26, no. 1, 2020, pp. 121–153. (The co-authors are the winners of the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) Winner of the International Geneva Award 2020.)

Recent Interviews: 

Noorani, Ali. “Iran’s voters cast ballots in election seen as one-horse race.” Nikkei Asia, 18 June 2021.