School of Politics and International Relations

Dr Dionysis Markakis, PhD (LSE)


Lecturer in International Relations

Telephone: 020 7882 3101
Room Number: Arts One, 2.24
Office Hours: N/A


Dionysis Markakis is a lecturer at the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) at Queen Mary University of London. Prior to taking up this position, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar.

Dionysis holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His current book is US Democracy Promotion in the Middle East: The Pursuit of Hegemony (2015).



Undergraduate Teaching

POL241 War and Security in World Politics

Postgraduate Teaching

Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes

Themes and Cases in US Foreign Policy


Research Interests:

International Relations of the Middle East; Persian Gulf States; US Foreign Policy; Democracy Promotion



US Democracy Promotion in the Middle East: Pursuit of Hegemony (Routledge, 2015; paperback edition 2017)

Book Chapters

‘The Politics of Healthcare in the Gulf’ - in Mamtani, R., Lowenfels, A. B., (eds.), Critical Issues in Healthcare and Policy in the Gulf Cooperation Council States, (Georgetown University Press, 2017)

‘India: A Rising Power in the Gulf?’ - in Coates-Ulrichsen, (ed.), The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian (Hurst / Oxford University Press, 2017) 

‘A Family Affair: Power in the Gulf’ (forthcoming, Cornell University Press)                    

Journal Articles  

Guest editor, ‘The State and Innovation in the Persian Gulf’, Muslim World Quarterly, Special Issue, Vol. 105, No. 1, (January) 2015