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Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian is a foreign affairs and economic analyst, focusing on the Asia-Pacific and MENA regions. He is a lecturer in political science and international relations at Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU), and consultant to the Philippines house of representatives and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (Manila Office). He is a regular contributor to the Asia Times and Huffington post as well as the author of "How Capitalism Failed the Arab World" (Zedbooks, London) He can be reached at jrheydarian@gmail.com.