Senior Lecturer in International Relations & Middle East Politics
Expertise: Middle East politics and security, political Islam, religious sectarianism
Afshin Shahi is a regular contributor to the local, national and global media. In 2015 alone, he had over 130 TV, radio and press interviews with many leading outlets including BBC, France 24, Sky News, ITV News, Bloomberg Business, and The Daily Telegraph. As well as commenting on breaking news in programmes such as BBC Breakfast, BBC News at Ten, BBC News at Six, BBC News at One, BBC Radio Four PM, BBC Five Live.
He has been invited to high profile national and global panel discussions such as ‘Inside Story’ (Al Jazeera) and ‘Beyond Belief’ (BBC Radio Four). He has also contributed to ‘File on Four’ Documentaries. He has published commentaries in outlets including Forbes, Foreign Policy and the Conversation, disseminating academic perspectives to a wider audience. One of his articles which was published in Foreign Policy magazine topped the Huffington Post's chart of 'Best World Reads Of The Week' in 2013 and was translated into many languages reaching a global audience.