Afshin Shahi is a lecturer in International Relations and Middle East Politics at the University of Bradford. He is a founding director of the Centre for Study of Political Islam.
His research interests include Middle East politics & security, political Islam and religious sectarianism. He is the author of 'The Politics of Truth Management in Saudi Arabia' and a number of peer-reviewed articles. He has contributed to international media outlets including, Al Jazeera, Washington Post, Bloomberg Business, the Telegraph, National Public Radio (US) ITV, Sky News and the BBC.
His opinion pieces have appeared in outlets including the BBC, Forbes, Foreign Policy, openDemocracy, Daily Star (Lebanon), As-Safir ( Lebanon) Daily News (Egypt) Tehran Times, Al Arabiya (UAE) and Courrier International (France).