Houchang Hassan-Yari, BA, MA, PhD., Professor

Dr. Hassan-Yari

Office: G-401

Telephone: (613) 541-6000
613-541-6424

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hassan-yari-h@rmc.ca

Department of Political Science

Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario CANADA
K7K 7B4

Professor of Comparative Politics and international relations (military and strategic issues) at Royal Military College of Canada (since 1994); Sessional at Université du Québec à Montréal (1985-2001); Professor at Shahid Beheshti (National) University, Tehran, Iran (1993-94); Adjunct Professor, Department of History, Queen's University (since 2001); Visiting Professor-Researcher at the Lyon University Institute for Political Sciences (IÉP), Lyon, France (2007); Visiting Professor/Researcher at School of International Relations, Tehran (2008).

  • Special Assistant to the Principal for national and international liaison, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of History, Queen’s University (since 2001)
  • Senior Research Fellow, Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy (since 1997)
  • Research Associate, Observatory on the Middle East and North Africa, Raoul-Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies, Université du Québec à Montréal (since 2005)
  • Member of Development Council of the Academy of Geopolitics and International Institute for Strategic Studies in Paris and Foreign Correspondent of the journal Géostratégiques
  • Head, Department of Political and Economic Science, Royal Military College of Canada (2001-2007)
  • President, The International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS)
  • Member, Association France-Canada d’Études Stratégiques

Most recent publications (selected):

  • Le processus de paix au Moyen-Orient (Peace Process in the Middle East), Paris, L’Harmattan, 2001. Under my supervision
  • Le Canada et le conflit israélo-arabe depuis 1947 : Un demi-siècle de diplomatie engagée (Canada and the Arab-Israeli Conflict Since 1947. Half A Century of Active Diplomacy), Montreal, Paris, Harmattan, 1997. (Book)
  • Régionalisme et sécurité internationale (Regionalism and International Security), Collection Études stratégiques internationales, Brussels, Bruylant, 2009. (Abdelkérim Ousman, eds,).
  • “Position of Iran on regional and international security”, International Studies Journal (ISJ), (forthcoming)
  • "L'état de la capacité militaire des États membres de l'UE depuis le Traité de Lisbonne", (forthcoming)
  • Middle East Institute Viewpoints, “The Artesh: Iran’s Marginalized Regular Military”, Washington, Middle East Institute, 2011.
  • “Les régimes politiques arabes: la clanocratie, la klepthéocratie et le tribalisme comme mode de gouverner au Maghreb”, Géostratégiques,№ 32, 2011.
  • “Transactional Analysis: An Efficient and Interactive Communications and Education Strategy for Peace”, in Transactional  Analysis: AN Efficient Strategy (with Khaled Taktek, forthcoming)
  • “The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Contemporary International Politics and Economy”, in Brian J.C. McKercher, ed., Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft London, New York, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011.
  • “Les relations Turco-Iraniennes: un mariage de raison” (“Turkish-Iranian Relations: A Marriage of Convenience”), Géostratégiques, № 30, 1e Trimestre 2011, 146-156.
  • “Un État au bord du gouffre: le Yémen entre le duo pakistano-afghan et la Somalie”, in États et sécurité internationale, Josiane Tercinet, ed., Brussels, Le Bruylant, 2011.
  • “Politique étrangère des États-Unis : Barack Obama et le Moyen-Orient” (“US Foreign Policy : Barack Obama and the Middle East”), Géostratégiques, № 29, 4e Trimester 2010, 135-147.
  • “The role of warfare in International Relations: 'Just war' and doctrine of ‘preemption’ as United States Strategy in war on terror”, in Ethics & International Relations, International Studies Journal (ISJ), 2010. (with Louis Osemwegie)
  • “Clashology within Islam: Not Civilisational, but Political”, in Mojtaba Mahdavi, Towards ‘the Dignity of Difference’: Neither ‘the Clash of Civilizations’ nor ‘the End of History’, Edmonton, University of Alberta (Forthcoming)
  • “Geopolitics of Resources in the Middle East: Human Capital, Land, Oil, and Water,” in Brent E. Sasley, ed., Actors and Identity in the Middle East, Winnipeg, Centre for Defence and Security Studies, University of Manitoba, Bison Paper 14, 2010. 25-43.
  • “Asie centrale, où l’Ouest rencontre l’Est : OCS-OSCE”, La réémergence de l’Asie centrale, Géostratégiques, N° 28, 3e Trimestre (July) 2010. 153-173.
  • “L’analyse transactionnelle: une stratégie de communication et d’éducation à la paix”, Anne Guilbert-Lassalle and Denis Lemaître, under the supervision of, Peut-on éduquer à la paix?, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2009, 123-133. (with Khaled Taktek)
  • “Transactional Analysis: An Efficient and Strategy (Iraq, Afghanistan, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Iran Nuclear Programme)”, (forthcoming, with Khaled Taktek)
  • “Relations irano-américaines: qui décide en Iran?”, Les enjeux géostratégiques entre les États-Unis et l’Iran, Géostratégiques, N° 23, May 2009, 71-83. (with Ali Dizboni)
  • “(In)Security in the Persian Gulf: US-NATO Couple”, in Phil Orchard, ed., Canada and the Changing Strategic Environment: The Canada First Defence Strategy and Beyond. The Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Security and Defence Forum Centres, 2008, Vancouver, Centre of International Relations, University of British Columbia, 2009, 41-57.
  • “Le triangle GCC-Iran-Ouest: ingrédients bouillants d’une crise annoncée”, La géostratégie des crises au « Grand Moyen-Orient », Géostratégiques, N°22, February 2009, 99-116.
  • “Le multilatéralisme et le monde arabo-musulman: le cas du D-8”, in Michèle Bacot-Décriaud, ed., Le multilatéralisme mythe ou réalité, Brussels, Bruylant, 2008. Collection International Strategic Studies. (with Abdelkérim Ousman)
  • “Iranian Thinking on Their Regional Role”, in Soushiant Zanganehpour and Wade L. Huntley, eds., Iran in the World: The Nuclear Crisis in Context, Vancouver, Simons Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Research, a unit of the Liu Institute for Global Issues, 2008
  • "Iran : Entre aspirations populaires er désir nucléaire", À bâbord! Revue sociale et politique (Social and Political Journal), February / March 2008.
  • "La perspective iranienne de la question nucléaire", Géostratégiques,  N° 18, January 2008.
  • "Le Canada et l’OTAN en Afghanistan: régionalisme éloigné", in Houchang Hassan-Yari and A. Ousman, eds., Régionalisme et sécurité internationale (Regionalism and International Security), Brussels, Le Bruylant, 2009.
  • "Le schéma ami/ennemi : un obstacle de taille au dialogue entre les civilisations", in Lise Garon, A. G. Mansour and E. Chadli, L’Islam et l’Occident Biopsies d’un dialogue, Québec, Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2008. 343-363 (with Abdelkérim Ousman)
  • “The Changing Image of Iran in Lebanon”, in Houchang .E. Chehabi, ed., Distant relations: Iran and Lebanon in the last 500 years, Oxford: Centre for Lebanese Studies; London: In association with I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed by St. Martin's Press, 2006.
  • “Canada in Afghanistan: Continuity and Clarity”, Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, (Fall 2006), Vol. 9, № 1.
  • "Le modèle d’Helsinki de démocratisation: comment combattre le terrorisme?", in Alex Macleod, ed., Lutte antiterroriste et relations transatlantiques, Brussels, Bruylant, 2006, pp.235-255 (with Abdelkérim Ousman)

Conference Proceedings:

  • “The Iran-Israel Relationship and the Structure of Power in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” National Defence Academy, Vienna, Austria, 2 May 2012.
  • “Axe Téhéran-Damas et le printemps arabe: l’énigme syrienne” ("Tehran-Damascus Axis and the Arab Spring: the Syrian Conundrum"), Le printemps arabe, un an après, Université du Québec à Montréal, 16 February 2012.
  • “Non-Arab state responses to the Arab Spring: Iran and Turkey”, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 9 December 2011.
  • “Arab Spring and institution-building: The role of Armed Forces in selected Arab societies”, International Society of Military Sciences, Tartu, Estonia, 9-10 November 2011.
  • “L'état de la capacité militaire des États membres de l'UE depuis le Traité de Lisbonne”, (“The state of the military capacity of the Member States of the EU since the Lisbon Treaty”), Europe et sécurité après le traité de Lisbonne, French-Canadian Association for Strategic Studies, Glendon College, York University, 21-22 October 2011 Toronto.
  • “The impact of uprising in Syria on neighbouring Arab nations”, The Arab Spring: Syria and the Levant, The Atlantic Council of Canada, Ottawa, 20 September 2011.
  • “La sécurité et les coûts humains, la guerre et ses lendemains”, Géostratégies régionales et internationales de l’avenir de l’Irak, Académie de Géopolitique de Paris, Paris, 7 September 2011.
  • “La politique étrangère canadienne vis-à-vis le Printemps arabe”, Colloque Promesses et risques du printemps arabe (French only), Chair Raoul-Dandurand en études stratégiques et diplomatiques, Université du Québec à Montréal et Société pour la promotion du pluralisme, Montréal, 6 July 2011.
  • L’Iran et le Printemps arabe : opportunités et périls (French only)”, Le printemps arabe : pourquoi, comment, jusqu’où ? (French only), Centre d’études et de recherché internationales, Université de Montréal, 15-16 July 2011.
  • “Impact of Unrest in the Middle East on the energy supply”, The Defence and Security Research Institute, RMCC, Kingston, 29 March 2011.
  • “Iran and the Persian Gulf”, Japan’s Role in the Gulf, Japan Research Institute for Peace and Security, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1-3 November 2010.
  • “Un État au bord du gouffre: le Yémen entre le duo pakistano-afghan et la Somalie”, États et sécurité internationale, XVe colloque, French-Canadian Association for Strategic Studies, Grenoble, 21-22 October 2010.
  • “Triangular relation between three Islamic Republics:  Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan. A Regional Approach”, Regional Dimensions of the Afghanistan Conflict, A Canadian Foreign Policy Journal workshop with Centre for Security and Defence Studies, Carleton University, 16-17 September 2010.
  • “La déconnexion iranienne: Crise de légitimité à l’intérieur et volonté de puissance à l’extérieur”, Observatory on the Middle East and North Africa, Raoul-Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies, Université du Québec à Montréal, 31 March 2010.
  • “Civil-Military relations: the evolution of the IRGC role in Iran,” The Perfect Handshake with Iran? Prudent Strategy and Pragmatic Engagement Policy, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, CENTCOM, and Army, Washington, 12 January 2010.
  • “The Afghan Drug Problem and Development: Transatlantic approaches – consent & friction,Partners for Stability and Afghanistan’s Reconstruction, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V., Berlin, Germany, 10 December 2009.
  • “NATO’s Strategy in Afghanistan”, Transatlantic Relations, (Council on Foreign Relations), Deutsche Gesellschaft fürAuswärtige Politik e.V., Berlin, Germany, 9 December 2009.
  • “The Iranian Crisis: the way forward,” NATO and Gulf Security, NATO Defense College, Rome, Italy, 2-3 December 2009.
  • “Civil-Military Relations in Iran and the Evolution of the Revolutionary Guard,” Security in 2020 in a Multi-polar World, Amsterdam, 25-26 November 2009.
  • Khodi et Gheir Khodi : un mur invisible au sein de la société iranienne”, Murs et barrières en relations internationales (French only), Raoul-Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies, Université du Québec à Montréal, 29-30 October 2009.
  • “Clashology within Islam: not civilizational but political”, Towards 'the Dignity of Difference'" Neither ‘the Clash of Civilizations’ nor ‘the End of History’, University of Alberta, Edmonton, October 2-4, 2009.
  • “Islam and Human Security”, War, Human Dignity, and Nation Building: Theological Perspectives on Canada’s Role in Afghanistan, Centre for Public Theology, Huron College, University of Western Ontario, 8-9 May 2009. (Keynote Speaker)
  • “Iran relevancy: How to forward the Afghanistan agenda”, 2009 NATO BI-SC Psychological Operations Conference, Ottawa, 5-7 May 2009.
  •  “The new US administration: What implication on Iraq and Iran?”, Towards a new US Foreign Policy in the Middle East, NATO Defense College, Rome, 4-5 March 2009.
  • “Des cartes à ne pas brûler : les intérêts stratégiques irano-américains”, Les enjeux géostratégiques entre les États-Unis et l’Iran, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Paris, 19-20 February 2009.
  • “Geopolitics of Oil and Water in the Middle East”, ‘The Never Ending Story? Conflicts in the Middle East’, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 28-30 January 2009.
  • “Security systems and NATO presence in the Persian Gulf”, ‘Canada and the Changing Strategic Environment: The Canada First Defence Strategy and Beyond, Liu Institute, Vancouver, 23-25 October 2008.
  • “Le triangle GCC-Iran-Ouest: Ingrédients bouillants d’une crise annoncée”, La géostratégie des crises au « Grand Moyen-Orient », International Institute for Strategic Studies, Paris, 19-20 October 2008.
  • “NATO and Central Asia: Unfinished Business of Enlargement”, Expansion of NATO to Eurasia: Dimensions and Consequences, IPIS, Tehran, 29-30 October 2007.
  • " Relations Iran-Afghanistan et l’OTAN", French- Canadian Association for Strategic Studies, Strasbourg, 18-19 October 2007.
  • "Iran in Transition: Between Nuclear desire and Youth aspiration", "Iran: Incorporation or Elimination from the International Community?", Centre for Defence and Security Studies, University of Manitoba Friday, 7 December, 2007.
  • “Les enjeux nucléaires iraniens”, International Congress of Francophone associations of Political Science, Québec, 25-26 May 2007.

Editorial and Refereeing Duties (selected):

  • “Human Rights According to Reformist Jurists in Iran,” Sekolah Pengajian Siswazah/School of Graduate Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 2012.
  • “Guessing the International Court of Justice decision regarding the legal regime of the Caspian Sea,” Iran Nameh, January 2011.
  • “The impact of ideology on Iran’s security policy, in the first decade of Islamic revolution (with emphasis on defensive military doctrine)”, Jordan Media Institute, Amman, Jordan, 2011.
  • “Russia’s Approach to Iran: Between Pragmatism and Fear,” Diplomacy & Statecraft (UK), December 2011.
  • “The European Union in Central Asia: From an Invisible and Ineffective Donor to an Influential Strategic Player,” International Political Science Review, January 2010.
  • “Study of Factors Influencing Research Productivity of Agriculture Faculty Members in Iran,” Higher Education, January 2010.
  • “The Gap of Legitimacies Syndrome: A Conceptual Framework,” International Political Science Review, November 2008.
  • “Prospects for democracy in the Arab, and larger Muslim, world”, Killam Research Fellowship Competition , September 2007.

Research Committees and Appointments:

  • Member, The RMCC Cowan Prize for Excellence in Research
  • External Examiner, Research Project Funding by SSHRC, 2011
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of History, Queen’s University (since 2001-)
  • Senior Research Fellow, Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy  (since 1997)
  • Senior Research Fellow, Observatory on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Raoul-Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies, Québec University in Montreal
  • Membre of Development Council of the Academy of Geopolitics and International Institute for Strategic Studies in Paris and Foreign Correspondent of the journal Géostratégiques

Service to Government Agency:

  • Privy Council Office
  • Witness: The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Parliament, Canada)