Middle Eastern politics and international relations
Haian Dukhan is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Teesside University, England and is a Fellow of the Centre for Syrian Studies at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. In 2017, Haian earned a PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews. His doctoral research formed the basis for his first book, State and Tribes in Syria: Informal Alliances and Conflict Patterns (Routledge, 2019). The work explores the dynamics between the State and tribes during the Syrian civil war and offers fresh insights into established theories within the field of International Relations. Prior to his current position, Haian taught politics and international relations at the universities of Leicester, Edinburgh and Queen Mary College, London. He has also held research positions at the Central European University, Austria and Roskilde University, Denmark. Haian’s research interests primarily revolve around the International Relations of the Middle East, with a specific emphasis on the role played by non-state actors in armed conflicts.