Missed Opportunities and the United States-Iranian Nuclear Negotiations 2001-2011
Supervisor: Prof Nicholas Wheeler and Prof Scott Lucas (Co-supervisors)
My research looks at the negotiations between the United States and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program from 2001-2011, and seeks to question the dominant narrative of missed opportunities that has emerged from the literature and public debate on this issue.
Although a number of authors and policy-makers state that opportunities have been missed in these negotiations, none have been explicit in defining what a missed opportunity is or how one might be judged. Drawing from security dilemma theory and approaches to foreign policy psychology, in addition to conceptualizations of missed opportunities from other disciplines, this research aims to answer the central question of whether there were missed opportunities for agreement in the US-Iran nuclear negotiations 2001-2011.
I joined POLSIS to start a PhD in September 2012. Previously I was at the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter. In addition to my PhD research, I am working as a research assistant in the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security on the ‘Trust Building in Nuclear Worlds’ project.
BSc (Hons) International Relations with Politics(First Class), University of Plymouth
MA International Relations of the Middle East (Distinction), University of Exeter
International Relations Theory
Nuclear Weapons and Non-Proliferation
Trust and Cooperation