My warmest welcome to my personal page

Now that you are here, I will tell you a little about myself.

My name is Ardavan Khoshnood and I was born on April 1982 in Tehran, Iran. When I was born, Iran had a few years earlier witnessed an Islamic revolution that turned the country from a modern monarchy to an Islamic republic, a theocracy. Two years before I was born, a brutal war had also broken between Iran and Iraq. No one knew then that the war would last for nine years.

In the late 80’s, I and my little brother, together with our mother, left Iran and reunited with our father in Norway. In the mid 80’s, my father had left Iran after combating the newly formed Islamic theocracy since 1979. Until 1999 we lived in Norway when we moved to Malmö and Sweden.

After completing high school, I started medical studies at Lund University. I graduated in 2011, and since 2014 I have been a resident in emergency medicine at Skåne University Hospital in Lund. Since November 2017, I hold a PhD degree in clinical medicine with focus on emergency medicine.

As I have also had a solid interest in society and social topics throughout my life, I have also, to the extent that I could and had the opportunity, also tried to study various subjects of interest. In 2014, therefore, I took my two-year Master’s Degree in Criminology from Malmö University, where I am today active as a criminologist and researcher in the field of profiling, criminal intelligence and violent crimes.

My great interest in political affairs led me to politics and between the years 2010 – 2014, I was a member of the Malmö Police Committee. My interest for politics made me to also begin studies in Intelligence Analysis at Lund University under the supervision of Professor Wilhelm Agrell. In 2015, I therefore took my Bachelor’s Degree in Intelligence Analysis from the Department of Political Science. My thesis, which I wrote with my brother Arvin Khoshnood, studied the conflict between the Iranian Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, which resulted in that the Shah left the country in 1953, but returned to Iran only some days later after a popular revolution in the country. In the study, we could therefore show that the claim that CIA had orchestrated a coup to bring the Shah back just is a myth. In 2018 I also received a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Malmö University, where my focus was the foreign policy of the Islamic republic of Iran and the role of the Qods Force in it.

My interest in Iran’s politics have also made me to deepen my knowledge in the country and not least its many intelligence and security services. This applies to both Iran under the Shah and Iran during the Islamic regime today. I therefore research on SAVAK, the 2nd bureau, VAJA and Pasdaran. SAVAK was Iran’s intelligence and security service before the Islamic Revolution in 1979, and was working closely with the 2nd bureau of Iran’s Imperial Army, the military intelligence service. After the 1979 revolution, SAVAK was replaced with VAJA, the Islamic regime’s ministry of intelligence. Pasdaran, or Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, as it is called in English, is a paramilitary organization with the goal of protecting and spreading the Islamic revolution.

In other words, I am fully involved in my academic work, producing and publishing various reports and articles in various subjects I am active in. And I am very pleased with that.

Do you wonder anything now? Please do not hesitate to contact me.

Ardavan Khoshnood