Publications

A. Books:

Beyond Mainstream Explanations of the Financial Crisis (Routledge 2014)

The Political Economy of U.S. Militarism (Palgrave/Macmillan 2007)

– Translated into Farsi and published in Iran as: اقتصاد سیاسی نظامی‌ گری امریکا

Soviet Non-Capitalist Development: the Case of Nasser’s Egypt (New York: Praeger, 1989)

B. Articles:

نگرش اقتصادی دولت روحانی هم از نظر تئوری و هم در عمل مردود میباشد (مصاحبه), Also here, and here (February 2017)

The Class Dynamics of the Rise of Donald Trump, also posted here (September 2016)

– Translated and published  in Spanish here.

How US Acts as World Godfather, Bullying Other Countries into Submission (Interview, September 2016)

How Parasitic Finance Capital Has Turned Iran’s Economy into a Case of Casino CapitaliRsm, also posted here, here, here, here, and here (August 2016)

– Translated and published in Farsi here  here, and here.

Evolution of Capitalism, Escalation of Imperialism, also posted here and here (July 2016)

Marx on Financial Bubbles, also posted here and here (July 2016)

– Translated and published in Portuguese here.

Distorting Fascism to Sanitize Capitalism; also posted here, here and here (June 2016)

– Translated and published in German here.

• منافع اقتصادی و نظریه های اقتصادی ; also posted here (May 2016).

• US Presidential Election: Beyond Lesser Evilism; also posted here and here (April 2016).

• President Rouhani’s “Open-Door” Economic Policyalso posed here, here, here and here (March 2016).

– Translated and published in Farsi here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

• Financial Oligarchy vs. Feudal Aristocracy;  also posted here, here, and here (February 2016).

– also published in The World Financial Review, March-April issue 2016, here.

• What Accounts for the Saudi Regime’s Hysterical Belligerence?  also posted herehere, here, and here (January 2016)

– Translated and published in Farsi here and here

Who Owns the Federal Reserve Bank? also posted here, here, here, here, and here (December 2015).

– The article was also published in the  URPE Newsletter (Fall 2015 & Winter 2016), pp. 9-12. (URPE stands for Union for Radical Political Economics)

– Translated and published in Farsi here, here, here  and here

• Monetary Policy in the Age of Finance Capital (December 2015).

– published in The European Financial Review, December 2015-January 2016, pp. 51-55.

• دست نامرئی” بازار کار دست دولت روحانی داد” —   interview in Farsi, also herehere and here (November 2015).

• The Bully Recalibrates: U.S. Signals Policy Shift in Syria; also here and here (October 2015)

• آیا ضرورتا دولت کوچک بهتر از دولت بزرگ است؟ (interview in Farsi); also here (September 2015)

The Age of Finance Capital—and the Irrelevance of Mainstream Economicsalso posted here, here, here, and here (September 2015)

– Translated and published in Farsi here

• Behind the US Congress’ “Disagreements” over the Iran Nuclear Deal; also posted here, here and here (August 2015)

Behind Israel’s Hysterical Opposition to the Iran Nuclear Deal; also posted/cross-posted here, here, here, here, here, and here (August 2015).

Making Sense of the Iran Nuclear Deal: Geopolitical Implications; also published herehere and here (July 2015)

– Translated and published in German here

• Why Direct Foreign Investment has Declined under President Rouhani (interview in Farsi), also published here (July 2015).

• How the Uncertain Outcome of Nuclear Talks with Iran Has Taken Its Economy Hostagealso published here, herehere and here (June 2015).

– Shortened and published in Farsi here

– Translated and published in Spanish here

Greece Cannot Do It Alone: Austerity Victims of the World Unitealso posted here, here and here (February 2014)

– Also published in the URPE Newsletter, pp. 4-8.

– Translated and published in Spanish here

Why Islamic Reform Is Delayedalso posted here, here, here, and here (February 2015)

– also translated and published in Spanish

Making Sense of the Paris Terrorist Attacks; also posted here, here and here (January 2015)

Iran Nuclear Talks Extended: A Perilous Slippery Slope; also posted/reposted here, here, here, and here (December 2014)

• Why Mainstream Economists’ Theory of Finance is Useless; also posted/reposted here and here (November 2014)

• Ideological Foundations of the Mainstream Neoclassical Economics: Class Interests as “Economic Theory”; also herehere and here (November 2014)

– also published in Philosopers for Change, November 25, 2014

Interview with Fars News Agency, also here (November 2014)

• Making Sense of the Simultaneous Inflation and DeflationHostage to the Banksters, also here, and here (November 2014)

• Kobani Kurds Expose the Hypocrisy of the Coalition to Fight ISISalso posted/cross-posted here, here, here (October 2014)

– here in Spanish

Why President Rouhani’s “Economic Package” is Emptyalso posted/cross-posted hereherehere, here, and here (October 2014)

– here in Farsi, also here  in Farsi

Keynes is Dead; Long Live Marx! Also posted/cross-posted herehere, here, here, and here (September 2014)

– also published in International Critical Thought (under the title: “Keynesian versu Marxian Explanations of the Financial Crisis,” Volume 6, Issue 1 (spring 2016), pp. 65-78.

– also published in Philosophers for Change 

– here in Spanish

Planned Chaos in the Middle East—and Beyond, also posted/cross-posted herehere, and here (July 2014)

– here in German, also here in German

– here in Spanish

Parasitic Finance Capital and Inequality, also posted/cross-posted here and here (June 2014)

– also published in URPE (Union for Radical Political Economics) Newsletter, Vol. 45, No. 4 (summer 2014), pp. 6-10.

– as well as in Counter Punch, Vol. 21, No. 7 (August 2014).

– here in Spanish

– here in Farsi (significantly modified)

WW III: More Interclass than International (Or, A world war between classes, not countries), also hereherehere, here, here, and here (June 2014)

– Also published in Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, Brill (2015), pp. 146-157.

– here in German

– here in Portuguese

– here in Spanish

Putin Blinks in Ukraine Standoff With the US—The Role of Oligarchs, also herehere, and here (May 2014)

here in German

here in Spanish

Global War on the 99%, also here, here, and here (February 2014)

here in German

here in Spanish

here in Farsi

Interview with Fars News on Geneva Nuclear Deal (in Farsi), also here (December 2013)

Flaws in the Marxian Explanations of the Great Recession (December 2013)

– also published in Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 46, No. 4, December 2014, pp. 473-480.

Reflections on the Iran Nuclear Deal (December 2013)

– also here, here, and here

Economic Coup d’états: Debt and Deficit as Shock Therapy (November 2013)

– also here, here and here

here in Farsi

here in Spanish

Why Iran Nuclear Talks Failed (November 2013)

– also here, here, here and here

here in Farsi

here in French

here in Spanish

Stagflation (Simultaneous Stagnation and Inflation) in Iran—An Interview (October 2013) 

– here in Farsi 

Whatever Happened to the Arab Spring? (April 2012)

– also posted/reposted on Asia Times Online, State of Nature, Global Research, Counter Punch, Payvand News of Iran, and more.

Is Iran a Threat to Its Neighbors? Notes on Dr. Zogby’s “Dealing with Iran” (March 2012)

– also posted and cross-posted) on Global Research, Truth is Contagious, Counter Punch, Payvand News of Iran, and India Times,

Behind the Assassination of Iranian Scientists (February 2012)

– also posted/reposted on a number of Websites, including Information Clearing House, Counter Punch, Global Research, Payvand Iran News,campaigniran.org, and Intrepid Report

Occupy Wall Street at a Crossroads (January 2012)

– aslo was posted and cross-posted on Counter Punch.org, Global Research.ca, Intrepid Report.com, and many more.

Understanding Unemployment: Keynesian vs. Marxian Explanations (December 2011)

– also posted and reposted on a number of sites, including Global Research, The Market Oracle, Counter Punch, Progressive Democrats of America,Corporate Factors, India Times, DallasNews.com, Coin News, ScrollPost.com, and many more.

Keynesian Myths and Illusions (November 2011)

– also posted and reposted on a number of Websites and online magazines, including Global Research, Counter Punch, and The Market Oracle.

What Quantitative Easing Really Means (October 2011)

– also posted/reposted on a number of online magazines/newspapers, including Huffington Post, Global Research, Op Ed News, Gold Stocks Today, Intrepid Report, and Counter Punch.

An Insidious Threat to the Occupy Movement (October 2011)

– also posted on a number of Websites and online magazines, including huffingtonpost.com, globalresearch.ca, counterpunch.org, and opednews.com.

Did 9-11 Really “Change Everything”? (September 2011)

– also posted on a number of Websites and online magazines, including counterpunch.org, globalresearch.ca, and intrepidreport.com.

Debt Ceiling: Lots of Posturing, No Solution (July 2011)

– also posted/reposted on a number of online magazine and news Websites, including Global Research, Asia Times Online, Counter Punch, Op Ed News, Intrepid Report, and more.

Why All the Wrangling over the Debt Ceiling? (July 2011)

– also posted/re-posted on Global Research, Counter Punch, Op Ed News, and many more.

Why Regime Change in Libya? (June 2011)

– also posted/cross-posted on a number of online magazines and news-outlets, including Op Ed New, Global Research, Counter Punch, Africa Speaks,Middle East Online, DallasNews.com, Payvand Iran News, U.S. Labor Against War, and many others

– Translated into German and published here

Islamophobia (March 2011)

– also posted/re-posted on a number of Websites, including Huffington Post, Counter Punch, Global Research, Op Ed News, The Jewish News Place, Times of India, Iran Review, Florida Today, Payvand Iran News, and more. Excerpts of the article were also posted on the online versions of The Wall Street Journal and USA Today with links to the full article in Huffington Post.

Intifada beyond Palestine (February 2011)

– also posted (and reposted) on a number of websites, including Counter Punch, Huffington Post, Op Ed News, Intrepid Report, Middle East Watch, Jewish American Heritage Foundation, Middle East Online, Payvand Iran News, and many others.

Obamanomics: Escalation of Reaganomics (January 2011)

– also posted/re-posted on a number of Websites, including Counter Punch, Global Research, Online Journal, Bear Market News, and others.

US Attempts at Bullying China (interview in Farsi, Javan Online, February 13, 2011)

The Globalization of Militarism (December 2010)

– also posted on a number of Websites, including counterpunch.org, huffingtonpost.com, middle-east-online.com, opednews.com, srilankaguardian.org,freethoughtmanifesto.blogspot.com, usatoday.com, and many others.

The Militarization of the World: The Case of Iran (November 2010)

– also posted and reposted on a number of online magazines/newspapers and Websites, including: CounterPunch.org, Hhuffingtonpost.com,payvand.com, opednews.com, middle-east-online.com, mathaba.net, indiatimes.com, and many more.

Why the US Doesn’t Talk to Iran (October 2010)

– also posted and reposted on a number of online magazines/newspapers and Websites, including: CounterPunch.org, Hhuffingtonpost.com, atimes.com, thetruthseeker.co.uk, campaigniran.org, Saudiinfocus.com, payvand.com, informationclearinghouse.info, opednews.com, and middle-east-online.com.

Putting the Brakes on the Neoliberal Race to the Bottom (September 2010)

– also posted and reposted on a number of online journals, including counterpunch.org, huffingtonpost.com, onlinejournal.com, indiatimes.com, middle-east-online.com, and more.

Not “Bad” Policy, But Class Policy (July 2010)

– also posted and reposted on a number of online magazines/newspapers and Websites, including: Counter Punch,  Huffington Post, Op Ed News, Online Journal, Middle East Online, and many more.

Social vs. Military Spending–A Rejoinder (June 2010)

– also published in the Review of Social Economy, Vol. 68, No. 2 (June 2010), pp. 221-225.

Iran’s Presidential Election One Year Later – Why the Greens Failed (June 2010)

– also posted and reposted on a number of online magazines/newspapers and Websites, including: Counter Punch, Asia Time Online, Huffington Post,Payvand News of Iran, Iranian.com, Op Ed News, Middle East Online, and many more.

Making Sense of this Economic Crisis (May-June 2010)

The Vicious Circle of Debt and Depression – It Is a Class War (May 2010)

– also posted and reposted on a number of online magazines/newspapers and Websites, including: The Huffington Post, The Market Oracle, Counter Punch, The Global Realm, Online Journal, Information Clearing House, American Pendulum, The Athens Times, Today’s Alternative News, and many more.

Back-to-Market-Fundamentalism (March 2010)

– also posted (and reposted) on a number of online journals and Websites, including Counter Punch, Huffington Post, Middle East  Online, Information Clearing House, and Op Ed News. Online versions of the Business Week and USA Today also carried abstracts/excerpts from the paper – with a link to the full article on other sites.

New Phase, Not Just Another Recession (February 2010)

– also posted (and reposted) on a number of online journals and Websites, including Counter Punch, Huffington Post, and Information Clearing House. Online versions of the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Dallas News, India Times and a number of other newspapers also carried abstracts/excerpts from the paper with a link to the full article on other sites.

Beyond the Mainstream Explanations of this Recession (January 2010)

– This paper was presented at the Allied Social Science Association meetings in Atlanta, 3-6 January 2010 – under the title: “Making Sense of this Economic Recession.” It was subsequently published in the State of Nature, winter 2010. A shorter version of the paper, under the title “Making Sense of this Recession, was also published in Against the Current, No. 146 (May/June 2010), pp. 29-32.

Reflecting on Iran’s Presidential Election (July 2009)

– also posted on many Websites, including Middle East OnlineOpEdNews.comCampaigniran.orgPayvand Iran News, and a number of others.

Obama’s Doublespeak on Iran (June 2009)

– also post/reposted on a number of online journals/magazines, including Huffington PostCounter PunchState of NatureOpEd News, and Online Journal

Herbert Hoover Copycat: How the Current Financial Rescue Schemes are Following the Model of the Hoover Administration (February 2009)

– also posted and reposted on a number of Web Sites, including Huffington PostCounter Punch, and Alter net. Both The Wall Street Journal and USA Today ran excerpts from the article, along with links to the full text in Huffington Post.

Too Big to Fail: A Bailout Hoax (February 2009)

– also posted and reposted on a number of Web Sites, including Huffington PostCounter PunchAlter net, and Middle East OnlineThe Wall Street Journal ran a number of excerpts from the article, along with links to the full text inCounter Punch.

Social vs. Military Spending: How the Escalating Pentagon Budget Crowds Out Public Infrastructure and Aggravates Natural Disasters (2009)

– This paper was originally presented at the annual conference of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Science, Los Vegas, February 23-25, 2006. It was subsequently published in Review of Social Economy, Vol. 67, No. 2, 2009, pp. 149-173.

• The Political Economy of US Wars of Choice, published in Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, Vol. 8, Numbers 2-3, 2009, pp. 295-314.

Whose Mandate Will Shape Obama’s Change? (December 2008)

– also posted and re-posted on a number of Websites, including Online JournalCounter Punch, and Payvand. A shorter version of the paper, titled “Will Grassroots or Elites Shape Obama’s Reform?,” was published in the Des Moines Register as an op-ed opinion piece on January 5, 2009.

Misrepresenting the Financial Crisis (October 2008)

The Wall Street Coup and the Bailout Scam (October 2008)

The Recurring Myth of Peak Oil (October 2008)

Are They Really Oil Wars? (September 2008)

– This article was published in The OPEC Story, edited by the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI University Press, India 2008).

Worried about Price of Gas? End U.S. Wars (June 2008)

Distorting Fascism to Demonize Iran (November 2007)

What’s really driving up oil prices? Militarism (November 2007)

– also published in the Des Moines Register (November 17, 2007), Op-Ed page.

Hurricane Katrina and War―what is the Connections? (September 2007)

Minneapolis Bridge Collapse (August 2007)

– also published in the Des Moines Register (August 12, 2007), Op-Ed page.

Parasitic Imperialism (July 2007)

• Domestic Imperialism: How recent U.S. wars of choice, driven largely by war profiteering, are plundering not only the conquered and the occupied abroad but also the overwhelming majority of U.S. citizens and their resources at home, published in Contested Terrains of Globalization, edited by Jerry Harris (Chicago, IL: GSA 2007).

Escalating US Military Spending: Income Redistribution in Disguise (April 2007)

– This article was originally published in Information Clearing House (April 2007): http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17552.htm

Why the US is Not Leaving Iraq (January 2007)

– also published in Global Research.

Islamic Fascism? (October 2006)

U.S. Iran Policy Irks Senior Commanders: The Military vs. Militaristic Civilian Leadership (August 2006)

– also published in a number of online magazines/newspapers, including the URPE Newsletter, Op Ed News, Drake University’s E-Scholars, and Payvand News of Iran.

Behind the Plan to Bomb Iran (August 2006)

– also published in Against the Current, Vol. 21, No. 5 (November – December 2006), pp. 10-12;

-as well as posted and cross-posted on a number of Websites, including Asia Times, Global Research and Information Clearing House.

Manufacturing External Threats to Ensure War Profits (July 2006)

– also published in the State of Nature 4 (Summer 2006). It was also re-posted on warisaracket.org.

Origins of the Recent Wars of Choice–and Their Impact on U.S. Global Markets (April 2006)

– This paper was originally presented at the Annual Symposium of the Center for Global Trade and Development, Chapman University, CA, April 6-8, 2006. It was subsequently polished and then published in ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Fall 2006): 1-31.

• The Muslim World and the West: The Roots of Conflict (summer 2005)

– This paper was published in Arab Studies Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 3 (summer 2005): 1-20; an earlier (and shorter) version of the article was also posted/re-posted on a number of Web sites, including Pavand News of Iran and Counter Punch; and a later and expanded version of the article constituted Chapter 5 of my book, The Political Economy of U.S. Militarism.

Behind the Drive to War: Justifying the Continued Increase in Military Spending(January-February 2003)

– also published in Against the Current, Vol. XVII, No. 6 (January/February 2003): 20-24; as well as posted on:  http://www.counterpunch.org/zadeh1025.html

The Axis of War and Mischief in the Middle East (August 2003)

– This article was initially posted on the August 7, 2003 issue of Payvand.com:  http://www.payvand.com/news/03/aug/1036.html.

• The Military-Industrial Complex and Militant Zionism: An Alliance of Endless War, published in Against the Current, Vol. 13, No. 5 (November/December 2003): 26-33.

The Emergence of Centrist Politics in Iran (November 2001)

– Posted on Payvand Iran News, November 13, 2001: http://www.payvand.com/news/01/nov/1033.html

Economic Foundations of the “Rogue State” (July 2001)

– initially posted on Payvand Iran News, July 23, 2001: http://www.payvand.com/news/01/jul/1117.html

• Critical Issues in Economic Development, published in Negah, Vol. 4, No. 7 (summer/fall 2001): 23-28.

Making Sense of the Current Expansion of the US Economy: A Long Wave Approach and a Critique (September 2000)

– This article was published in the Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 32, No. 3 (September 2000): 388-97; co-authored with Anthony Gabb of St. John’s University.

The Role of Economics in the Power Struggle in Iran (October 2000)

– This essay was originally published in Payvand Iran News, October 3, 2000: http://www.payvand.com/news/00/oct/1011.html;

– it was subsequently translated into Farsi and published in Negah, Vol. 4, No. 8 (Spring 2001): 62-65.

Long Waves of capitalist Development and the Future of Capitalism (Summer 2000)

– This article was published in: Political Economy and Contemporary Capitalism: Radical Perspectives on Economic Theory and Policy, edited by Ron Baiman, Heather Boushey, and Dawn Saunders (NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2000), pp. 78-88.

Determinants of Presidential Economic Policies: the Case of Clintonomics (Spring 2000)

Glasnost In Iran (March 2000)

• نقدی بر  Harakat-e Tarikhi Kurd beh Khorasan [Review of Tavahodi’s The Historic Migration of the Kurds to Khorasan – in Farsi], published in Shahrvand, Vol. 8, No. 39 (Feb. 1999): 1-7.; available in hardcopy.

The Crisis of Third World Debt—Is There a Way Out? (summer-fall 1998)

– This paper was originally published in the Proceedings of the 15th Anniversary Third World Conference Foundation (Chicago: Third World Conference Foundation, Inc., 1991): 27-38؛  an earlier version of this article, titled “Global Debt: Causes and Consequences,” was published in the Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 20, Nos. 2 & 3 (Summer-Fall 1988): 223-234; reprinted in The United States in the World Economy, edited by Theodore Reutter, McGraw-Hill, 1994.

NAFTA and Labor: A Global Strategy for the Global Economy (Spring 1997)

– This article was initially published in the Political Economy of Globalization, edited by Satya Dev Gupta (Boston/Dordrecht/London: Kluwer Academic Publisher, 1997): 287-313. A slightly modified version of this paper, titled “NAFTA and Sovereignty,” was subsequently published in Science and Society, Vol. 61, No. 2 (Summer 1997): 243-254.

NAFTA and Sovereignty (Summer 1997)

– An earlier and slightly longer version of this paper, titled “NAFTA and Labor: A Global Strategy for the Global Economy,” was Published in the Political Economy of Globalization, edited by Satya Dev Gupta (Boston/Dordrecht/London: Kluwer Academic Publisher, 1997): 287-313.

How Finance Capital Cripples Industrial Capital: The Role of Fractional Reserve Banking (January 1997)

– also published in Briefing Notes in Economics, Vol. 4, Issue No. 26 (January 1997).

Structural Adjustment Program in Iran  (Spring 1996)

– This paper was translated into Farsi (by Mr. Parviz Omidvar) and published in Mehregan, Vol. 5, No. 1 (spring 1996), pp. 130-48; available in hardcopy.

Rethinking the Trade-Currency Relationship (July-August 1995)

– This article was published in Challenge, July-August 1995.

• The Persian Gulf War in the Context of the Debate over the Political Economy of U.S. Militarism, published in Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 17, No. 2 (June 1993): 245-256; available in hardcopy.

– also translated into Farsi (by Dr. M. Mohit) and published in the weekly Shahrvand Vol. 5, No. 213 (August 18, 1995); available in hardcopy.

Economics and Politics in U.S.-Iran Relations (September 1993)

– This essay was published in U.S.-Iran Review, Vol. 1, No. 6 (September 1993): 12-14.

Social and Economic Consequences of Land Reform in Egypt (1993)

The Recurring Crises of Intermediate Regimes (1992)

The Marxian Theory of Value and Ground Rent (1992)

• Iran Playing Cards Wisely against Pair of Bitter Enemies, Des Moines Register, February 7, 1991.

The Kurdish People: Victims of Capitalist Nation-State (November 1991)

– also published in Bulletin In Defense of Marxism, No. 90 (November 1991), pp.  25-31.

Perestroika and the Third World (summer-fall 1990)

– This article was published in the Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 22, Nos. 2 & 3 (summer & Fall 1990), pp. 252-275.

Who Are The Kurds? (December 1990)

– Translated into Farsi (by Mr. Parviz Omidvar) and published in the weekly Shahrvand (date ?); available in hardcopy.

• Saddam Hussein’s Power in the Middle East, Des Moines Register, August 12, 1990.

• Perestroika, Capitalist Restoration, and Soviet Workers – unpublished paper, available in hardcopy (1989).

• Slaughter of Kurds Must Cease, Des Moines Register, September 5, 1989.

 Global Debt: Causes and Cures, published in Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 20, Nos. 2 & 3 (Summer-Fall 1988): 223-234; available in hardcopy.

• How Egyptian State Capitalism Reverted to Market Capitalism, published in Arab Studies Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Summer 1988): 299-318. Also available in hardcopy and in PDF.

• War and Revolution in Iran (co-authored with David L. Weiss), published in Bulletin in Defense of Marxism, No. 15 (January/February 1985): 12-18.

•The Interests of the Masses in the Iran/Iraq War (co-authored with David L. Weiss), published in Bulletin in Defense of Marxism, No. 11 (September 1984): 19-26.

• Land Reform and Industrialization in Iran, Master’s thesis, Queens College (City University of New York) (1978); available in hardcopy.