Nima Shirali is Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Middle East Reconciliation Journal (MERJ) (www.merecforum.org). "As a social commentator, he has penned powerful critiques of structures of power in society. Resisting authority and the exercise of power is one of the main themes seen in his social commentaries." 
"His interests focus on political theory and social organization. Shirali has published many influential academic articles that have made significant contributions to understanding conflict in the Middle East." (Unknown)
- Nima Shirali, "Republikud: Complementary Politics of the Conservative U.S and Israeli States,", Middle Eastern Reconciliation Forum, February 2003.