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Dr. Walter POSCH Senior Researcher, National Defence Academy, Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management, Vienna


1985-1986 compulsory military services, reserve officer
1986-1992 Turkish and Islamic Studies at Vienna University
1993-1994 Archival Research in Istanbul, studying Turkish and Persian manuscripts
1995-1999 PhD in Iranian Studies, Bamberg, Germany
2000-2001 Central Documentation, National Defence Academy (NDA), Vienna
2001-2004 Middle-East expert at the Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management, National Defence Academy (NDA); focussing on Iran, Iraq, Turkey and the Kurdish Issue, Vienna
2004-2009 Middle-East expert at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), Paris; covering the same area
2010-2014 Middle-East expert focussing on Iran at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), deputy head of department
since 2015 Senior Researcher, National Defence Academy (NDA), Vienna


"Ideology and Strategy in the Middle East: the Case of Iran" in Survival, 59.5 October-November 2017, pp. 69-98
"Der Sicherheitsapparat der Islamischen Republik Iran" in Ludwig Paul (editor) Handbuch der Iranistik, Vol II pp. 148-159