Morris Mottale

Morris Mottale

Professor, Political Science
Department Co-Chair, International Relations and Political Science

Ph.D. York University, Canada
M.A. San Diego State University, USA
B.A. San Diego State University, USA

Office: Kaletsch Campus, Office 5 
Phone: +41 91 985 22 77
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Profile:

Morris Mottale's main teaching and research interests are in international relations, comparative politics, Middle Eastern politics, international political economy, strategic studies, energy, and mass communication. He has taught in the United States, Canada and England, and has been a research scholar at universities in North America, Europe and the Middle East, including the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Publications include several articles and reviews on international and Middle Eastern politics, and several monographs and books.

2019-2020 Courses:

POL 207Contemporary RussiaFALL 2019
POL 253United States Foreign PolicyFALL 2019

Publications:

"The End of History and the Clash of Civilizations Revisited", Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs, April 2013.

"China or the US: The Future of Africa", Diplomatist Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 12.

"Excavating Deep Links between History, Archaeology & Politics", Diplomatist Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 11.

"Rio 2016: The City of Many Firsts", Diplomatist Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 9.

"National Images, Soft Power and Mass Media", Diplomatist Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 6.

"The Future of France after May 2012," Diplomatist Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 44-45.

"Putin and the Future of Russia", Diplomatist Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 60-61.

"Cyprus: Confronting the New Configuration of Power in the Middle East", Diplomatist Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 4.

"What Nelson Mandela Means to Africa", Diplomatist Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 4.

"The Rise of China in the World", Diplomatist Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3.

“Politics in Post-Revolution Iran”, Middle East Focus, Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 17-21.

“The Other War”, Middle East Focus, Vol. 5. No. 6, pp. 12-17.

“The Politics of Transcendence: Some Notes on Khomeini`s Totalitarianism”, Archives of North American Society for Social Philosophy.

“Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Middle East: A Prospective on the 1990`s”. Paper written in the summer of 1993 for the Foundation for Middle East Studies, Toronto, Canada.

Book Reviews

Reviewed The Future of Transatlantic Relations: Perceptions, Policy, and Practice, Democracy and Security, Andrew M. Dorman and Joyce P. Kaufman (Eds.):  8:1, 90-93 .

"What Does Iran Want?" Diplomatist Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 32-33.

"Remaking Nations: Image Building in an International Setting", Khalij Times, July 04, 2011.

Reviewed two books for The Canadian Journal of Political Science, December/Winter issue: Beverly Milton-Edwards, Islam and Politics in the Contemporary World, Polity Press, London 2004; The Search for Arab Democracy, Columbia University Press, N.Y., 2004.

Books:

“Iran: The Legacy of the Islamic Revolution”, University Press of America, Lanham, Maryland. 2011.

"The Origins of the Gulf Wars", University Press of America, Lanham, Maryland, 2001.

"Iran: The Political Sociology of the Islamic Revolution", University Press of America, Lanham, Maryland, 1995.

“The Arms Buildup in the Persian Gulf” University Press of America, Lanham, Maryland,1986.