A . Ph.D. Dissertation
“The Formation of the Indo-European Telegraph Line: Britain, the Ottoman Empire and Persia, 1855-1865” (PhD thesis, S.O.A.S., University of London, 1997); 558 pp. (Supervised by Prof. Malcolm E. Yapp and the late Dr. R. M. Burrell).
B. Scientific Books (Refereed)
Authored Books - published
Authored Books - forthcoming
Vol. I: Letters of Russian Officers and Officials
Vol. II: Reports and Correspondence of Russian Officials
Translated, annotated and edited, with detailed introductions. London & New York: I. B. Tauris Publishers (forthcoming 2011) (circa 600pp)
C. Articles in Refereed Journals
“Concession Hunting in the Age of Reform: British Companies and the Search for
Government Guarantees; Telegraph Concessions through Ottoman Territories, 1855-
1858”, Middle Eastern Studies 38: 4 (October 2002): 169-93.
“Tribes and Telegraphs in Lower Iraq: The Muntafiq and the Baghdad-Basrah Telegraph Line of 1863-1865”, Middle Eastern Studies 39: 1 (January 2003): 89-116.
"Communications, Qajar Irredentism and the Strategies of British India: The Makran Coast Telegraph and British Policy of Containing Persia in the East (Baluchistan) – Part I", Iranian Studies 39: 3 (September 2006): 329-51.
"Communications, Qajar Irredentism and the Strategies of British India: The Makran Coast Telegraph and British Policy of Containing Persia in the East (Baluchistan) – Part II”, Iranian Studies 39: 4 (December 2006): 569-95
“Lo Scontro con l’Iran Ora è Piu Probabile”, Limes – Rivisita Italiana di Geopolitica, Quaderno Speciale no. 2 (2006): 105-14 (in Italian).
“Why Israel Should Talk with Tehran (while Arming its Missiles),” Heartland – EurAsian Review of Geopolitics 2 (2006): 27-35.
"Iron Poles, Wooden Poles: The Electric Telegraph and the Ottoman-Iranian Boundary Conflict, 1863-1865", The British Journal of Middle East Studies 34: 1 (April 2007): 23-42.
"Iran, Il Giorno Dopo: La Guerra che non Conviene", Limes – Rivisita Italiana di Geopolitica 1 (2008)M 1-14 (in Italian).
"The Islamic Regime in Iran and Its Attitude towards the Jews: The Religious and Political Dimensions", Immigrants and Minorities 27: 1 (March 2009): 82-117.
D. Articles or Chapters in Scientific Books
(which are not Conference Proceedings)
"Iran, 1925-1946", in The Middle East Between the World Wars, ed. Haggai
Erlich, Tel Aviv: The Open University, 2003, part 2, vol. 5, pp. 251-86 (in Hebrew).
"Technology, Diplomacy and European Economic Enterprise in mid Nineteenth Century Ottoman Middle East: The Indo-European Telegraph Line and the Clash of the Anglo-Ottoman Interests", in Turkey: The Ottoman Past and the Republican Present, eds. Michael Winter and Miri Sheffer, Tel Aviv: The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern & African Studies and the Dept. for Middle Eastern and African History, Tel Aviv University, 2007, pp. 211-45 (in Hebrew).
“Farsi: The Modernization Process and the Advent of English” in Globally Speaking: Motives for Adopting English Vocabulary in Other Languages, eds. Judith Rosenhouse and Rotem Kowner. Clevedon, U.K.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Ontario, Canada: Multilingual Matters, 2008, pp. 187-207.
E. Entries in Encyclopedias