Ismael Hossein-zadeh

Author, 'The Political Economy of U.S. Militarism'

An Iranian-born Kurd, Ismael Hossein-zadeh came to the United States in 1975 to pursue his formal education in economics. After completing his graduate work at the New School for Social Research in New York City (1988), he joined Drake University faculty where he has been teaching classes in political economy, comparative economic systems, international economics, and development economics. His published work covers significant topics such as long waves of economic expansion and decline, economic crises and restructuring policies, currency-trade relations, NAFTA and labor, Third World debt, determinants of presidential economic policies, the political economy of war and military spending, the roots of conflict between the Muslim world and the West, and the Soviet model of non-capitalist development. He recently completed a book project on the forces of war and militarism in the United States, which is titled The Political Economy of U.S. Militarism (Palgrave-Macmillan 2007).