Politics and International Relations

About

Yaniv joined the school in 2016 as a Lecturer in the Politics of the Middle East. Prior to that he was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he also taught courses in the International Relations and the International History Departments.

Yaniv’s research broadly concerns the geopolitics of the Middle East, the foreign policies of Middle Eastern states, separatism/liberation, insurgency and the role of ideas, ideology and practices in shaping international politics. He is the author of The Kurdish Liberation Movement in Iraq: From Insurgency to Statehood, which was published in 2014. His articles have appeared in such journal as International Affairs, Democratization, the Middle East Journal and the International Journal of Middle East Studies.

In 2018/2019 Yaniv will be a Conflict Research Fellow at the DFID-funded Conflict Research Programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Social Science Research Council.

Contact Information

Address

Rutherford S4.E6

Academic office hours are available on the Moodle Student Guide

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Publications

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Article
Voller, Y. (2019). The Second-Generation Liberation Movement in Southern Sudan: Anti-Colonialism as a Set of Practices. Civil Wars [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/13698249.2019.1572286.
Voller, Y. (2017). Identity and the Ba'th Regime's Campaign against Kurdish Rebels in Northern Iraq. The Middle East Journal [Online] 71:383-401. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3751/71.3.13.
Voller, Y. (2016). The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and the South Sudan question: reconsidering moderation. International Affairs [Online] 92:665-682. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2346.12603.
Voller, Y. (2015). Contested sovereignty as an opportunity: understanding democratic transitions in unrecognized states. Democratization [Online] 22:610-630. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/13510347.2013.856418.
Voller, Y. (2015). From Periphery to the Moderates: Israeli Identity and Foreign Policy in the Middle East. Political Science Quarterly [Online] 130:505-535. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1002/polq.12360.
Voller, Y. (2014). Countering Violence against Women in Iraqi Kurdistan: State-Building and Transnational Advocacy. International Journal of Middle East Studies [Online] 46:351-372. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020743814000142.
Voller, Y. (2013). Kurdish Oil Politics in Iraq: Contested Sovereignty and Unilateralism. Middle East Policy [Online] 20:68-82. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/mepo.12004.
Book
Voller, Y. (2014). The Kurdish Liberation Movement in Iraq: From Insurgency to Statehood. [Online]. Routledge. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/The-Kurdish-Liberation-Movement-in-Iraq-From-Insurgency-to-Statehood/Voller/p/book/9780415707244.
Total publications in KAR: 8 [See all in KAR]
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Research Interests

Yaniv’s research focuses on the geopolitics of the Middle East, the foreign policies of Middle Eastern states, separatism/liberation, insurgency and the role of ideas, ideology and practices in shaping international politics. His current research examines the nature of counterinsurgency and the idea of moderation in international politics. He is also developing a project that investigates the role of diaspora activism in the homeland.

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Teaching

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Research supervision

Yaniv is happy to supervise PhD students interested in every aspect of Middle East politics, broadly defined, as well as separatism and liberation struggles.

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Last Updated: 01/10/2018