Ali Dogan is a research fellow at the ZMO and is writing his doctoral thesis on the work of the German Federal Intelligence Service and the Iraqi intelligence services from 1969-1990 at the Otto Suhr Institute (FU Berlin). Prior to this, he worked as a consultant for the German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (incl. Bahrain & Jemen). In his function he advised the DIHK, the BMWi and various delegations from the business community and participated in regional conferences. He received his B.A. in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (LMU Munich), his first M.A. in the "German and Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences" (METU Ankara, HU Berlin - supported by the AA and DAAD) and his second M.A. in Peace and Security Studies (IFSH, University of Hamburg). Besides his native languages German and Turkish, he speaks English, French, Arabic and has basic knowledge of Hebrew.
12/2021 “Saddam's Mukhabarat in West Germany: Monitoring and Silencing the Iraqi Opposition”, Wilson Center, Washington D.C.
07/2021 "West Germany's Secret Back Channel to Iraq", Wilson Center, Washington D.C.
03/2021 “Saudi Arabia’s Neom Diplomacy”, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie-Sada, Washington D.C.
12/2021 MESA, Montreal [online], “No limits for the Mukhabarat? Iraq’s methods of repression in Europe during the Cold War.”
10/2021 DAVO, Osnabrück, „The Ba’ath Party’s transnational hand of the revolution – Iraq’s intelligence operations in Europe during the Cold War”
10/2020 DVPW, Freiburg [online], “Intelligence Agencies and Transnationalization of Raison d’état. A Critical Realist Perspective”
10/2020 MESA, Washington D.C. [online], “Policing Measures on Iraqi Kurds during the Iran Iraq War 1980-1988”
- Middle East Studies Association (MESA)
- Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient (DAVO)
Theory Workshop of the Young Scholars Group "Asia Studies", IR Theories and Paradigms, 31.01.- 02.02.2020