Saikal outlines the complexities of the conflict in the Middle East. (photo by Stuart Hay)
(left to right) Brian Schmidt, Julie Bishop, Amin Saikal and Gareth Evans. (photo by Stuart Hay)
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Saikal studied at the Australian National University in 1974.
(This book is designed to explore the background to the de...)
This book is designed to explore the background to the decision to withdraw and its broader implications.
(Iran from Autocracy to Religious Rule. Saikal examines th...)
Iran from Autocracy to Religious Rule. Saikal examines the rule of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, especially from 1953 to 1979, in the context of his regime's dependence on the United States and his dreams of transforming Iran into a world power.
(The West Asian states of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and ...)
The West Asian states of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran have over the last few decades represented an arc of crisis.
(On the fortieth anniversary of the 1978-1979 Iranian revo...)
On the fortieth anniversary of the 1978-1979 Iranian revolution, a definitive political picture of the Islamic Republic When Iranians overthrew their monarchy, rejecting a pro-Western shah in favor of an Islamic regime, many observers predicted that revolutionary turmoil would paralyze the country for decades to come.
Saikal earned his Bchelor of Arts degree from the Australian National University in 1974. Six years later he received a Ph.D. from the same university.
Saikal began his career as a senior lecturer of the department of political science at the Australian National University in 1988 and had held the position for two years. In 1991, he was appointed a reader at the same university. Since 1994 Amin has been a professor of political science at the Australian National University. Also since 1994 he has been working as a director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (the Middle East and Central Asia).
Saikal is a visiting fellow at Princeton University, Cambridge University and the Institute of Development Studies of the University of Sussex. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television and has published numerous articles in international journals.
(On the fortieth anniversary of the 1978-1979 Iranian revo...)2019
(The West Asian states of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and ...)2014
(This book is designed to explore the background to the de...)1989
(Implications Of Gorbachev's 1986 Vladivostok Initiative.)1987
(Foreign Intervention And The Politics of Legitimacy.)2019
(Power and Authority in the New World Order.)2016
(Iran from Autocracy to Religious Rule. Saikal examines th...)2009
Saikal is a member of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Council of the Asian Studies Association of Australia and the Australasian Association for the Study of Socialist Countries.
Amin Saikal is married to Mary-Lou Hickey. They have three children.