Shirin Shafaie is an Iranian political analyst and commentator. She studied Philosophy (BA) and Philosophy of Art (MA) in Tehran and Middle East Politics (MSc) in London. She is currently a PhD candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her doctoral thesis is on “Contemporary Iranian War Narratives: A Dialectical Discourse Analysis”. The core of her research is critical war studies with a special focus on the Iran-Iraq War, chemical weapons, war-related mental illness and the use of Oral History in war studies.