Areas of Expertise

  • International Iran policy
  • Energy and economic policy in the Middle East

Short Bio

Dr. David Jalilvand, an associate fellow in DGAP’s Center for Order and Governance in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, is an analyst and consultant. He runs the Berlin-based research consultancy Orient Matters, which specializes in the dynamics among geopolitics, economics, and energy in Iran and the Middle East. In this context he regularly travels to the Middle East.

Between 2015 and 2018, Jalilvand worked for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Berlin, where he headed the Iran project, among other responsibilities. He received his doctorate from the Freie Universität Berlin with a dissertation on the interplay between politics, economics, and energy in Iran. He has also studied at the University of Erfurt, Moscow State Institute for International Relations, and London School of Economics.


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[Last updated: January 2023]

Dr. David Jalilvand


In the media


Sanctions Against Russia

Five Lessons from the Case of Iran
Dr. Stefan Meister
Dr. David Jalilvand
Policy Brief

Dein Einsatz, Europa!


Russland, Türkei, Nah- und Mittelost, Iran, Afrika, Asien-Pazifik: Wie die EU sich jetzt geopolitisch positionieren muss.

Sarah Pagung
Günter Seufert
Florence Gaub
et al.
Creation date

A Return to Diplomacy

The Iran Nuclear Deal and a Democratic White House
Dr. David Jalilvand
Dr. Cornelius Adebahr
External Publications

Doppelter Druck auf Iran

Die US-Sanktionen in den Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie
Dr. David Jalilvand
Externe Publikationen