Prof. Dr. Hassan Houchang Yari

Title:Full Professor, Head of the Department
Room #:2056
Ext. #:1986


Fields of Interest:

International Relations, Strategic and Security Studies, Terrorism, Middle East; Canadian Foreign and Defence Policy; Sovereignty in Arctic


Ph.D. in International Relations (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada), 1991-92
M.A. in Political Science, International Relations ─Middle East─ (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada), 1982
B.A. in Sociology, French literature (Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran), 1975
Dr. Houchang Hassan-Yari is Professor of Military and Strategic issues and International Relations. He is a Senior Analyst at Wikistrat Next Generation Strategy and a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for International and Defence Policy at Queen's University. He is also an external member to the Observatory on the Middle East and North Africa at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies at the University of Quebec in Montreal, and member of the Development Council of the Academy Geopolitics and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (Paris). His publications include “L’évolution des relations de l’OTAN avec la Lybie », in Brahim Saidy, ed., L’OTAN et le Maghreb, Paris, L’Harmatan, 2014, “The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Contemporary International Politics and Economy”, in Brian JC McKercher, ed., Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft London, New York, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012, “Clashology Within Islam: Not civilizational, but Political”, in Towards the Dignity of Difference: Neither the Clash of Civilizations nor ‘the End of History’, in Mojtaba Mahdavi and W. Andy Knight, eds, Burlington, Vermont, Ashgate Publishing , 2012.
Professor Hassan-Yari has provided expert comments and analysis on political, military and strategic issues in the Middle East and beyond for the benefit of the general public by according over 9500 interviews with national and international mass media.

Selected Publications:

  • L’évolution des relations de l’OTAN avec la Libye” (The evolution of NATO's relations with Libya), Le déploiement stratégique de l’OTAN au Maghreb, Brahim Saidy (sous la direction), Ste-Foy, Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2014.
  • « Trois Ilots du Golfe Persique: dispute Iran-CCG sans issue» (Three islands in the Persian Gulf: Iran-GCC open end dispute), in Paul Bacot et Geslin Alaine, INSULARITÉ ET SÉCURITÉ : L'ÎLE ENTRE SÉCURITÉ ET CONFLICTUALITÉ, Bruxelles, Bruylant (à paraître en 2014)
  • « Structure du pouvoir et relations internationales en Iran »( Structure of power and Iran’s international relations), Qu’attendre de l’élection du nouveau président iranien ?, Dossier, Institut de Recherche Stratégique de École Militaire, 2013.
  • “What Will Rouhani Inherit Next Month?”, Foreign Policy Association, 2013.
  • “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’, Edited by Mojtaba Mahdavi and W. Andy Knight, Burlington, Vermont, Ashgate Publishing, 2012. 71-83