Ali Asghar Ghareh Daghi


Postgraduate Research Student

TSI Building


PhD Thesis Title: Managing United States Sanctions: The emergence of a “resistance model” in Iran and Venezuela?
Supervisor: Dr Barry Cannon / Prof Honor Fagan


I graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature at University of Tehran in 2013, obtaining a bachelor's degree in Spanish Literature. Subsequently, in 2015, I completed a master's program in Latin American Studies at the Faculty of World Studies, also at University of Tehran.
A bachelor's degree in Spanish Literature followed by a master's degree in Latin American Studies showcases a strong focus on political, sociological, and cultural concepts, specifically within Latin America and more broadly across the world.


  • Ghareh Daghi, A. (2018). “Iran's Strategic Depth in Post-ISIS Syria.” International Relations and Foreign Policy, 5 (2) 22-32.

In this article, I analysed Iranian foreign policy in relation to Syria after anti-government protests. My main argument was that as the challenge to the Syrian government was diminishing, and regime change attempts in the country seemingly blocked, Iran advanced three new strategies: consolidating the Axis of Resistance (an Anti-Western military alliance between Iran, Palestine, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon), preventing balkanization and participating in the reconstruction of Syria in order to stabilize its strategic depth.

  • Ghareh Daghi, A. & Alikhani, A. (2017). “Muslims in America: Identity Dilemma and the Islamic Fundamentals of Coexistence.” Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture, 3 (9) 13-27.

In this article, we examined how Muslims in the United States navigate between assimilation into American Society and the preservation of key elements of their Islamic identities. In this regard, we assessed the Islamic fundamentals of coexistence to see to what extent they help Muslims to keep their Islamic identity in the multi-cultural and multi-religious American society. This article concludes that assuming American identity by Muslims does not necessarily lead to avoiding Islamic principles.

  • Vaezzadeh, H., Haghroosta, M., Ghareh Daghi, A. (2014). “The Impact of 11 September 2001 Terrorist Attacks on Bilateral Relations of Mexico and the United States,” Political and International Research Journal, 6(19), 65-101.

The article concludes that after the September 11 terrorist attack “security” became the most important US foreign policy priority regarding Mexico while conversely, the US’s southern neighbour prioritised emigration and the economy in relation to its northern neighbour.
Brzezinski, Zbignew. 1997. The grand chessboard American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives (1997). Translated into Persian by Ali Asghar Ghareh Daghi. Tehran: Haftan.

  • Public broadcast:

I have been blogging on social media since 2021 and I run my own Persian language channel on Instagram. Tahliltarin has more than 100K followers. I analyse global developments in terms of political, economic and social events.

  • Work Experience:

While living in Iran, between 2014 and 2019, I managed three jobs simultaneously which taught me invaluable time management and interpersonal skills. My first job was working as an editor-in-chief in the Iranian state-owned Spanish language news channel HispanTV (2014-2019), which focuses on Latin American, US and Iranian current affairs. I determined the look and feel of the programme, and had final editorial decision-making on content. I also led the programme's team of editors and social media managers updating them on novel content writing skills. My second job was working as an evaluator of Spanish language radio programme content in Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (2014-2015).
My third job, between 2016 and 2018, was with the Education Department of the Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran. I worked with the departments of Latin American, Iranian, and North American Studies, scheduling courses, setting up sessions for them and following up correspondence between the faculty's professors and the alumni.
These jobs taught me good time management, including working to tight deadlines, and people management skills. They also gave me a good grounding in the political, social and cultural challenges facing the geopolitical regions I am concerned with in this project: the Middle East, Latin America and the United States.