About Me

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I am writer, editor, and researcher with a focus on U.S. foreign policy, the Middle East, Iran, and human rights.

I have been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Al Monitor, Just Security, USA Today, Newsweek, Responsible Statecraft, the National Interest, Al Jazeera English, World Politics Review, the Atlantic Council’s IranSource, the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Business Insider, Harvard University’s Belfer Center, Middle East Eye, Amwaj Media, the American Conservative, the Huffington Post, and the Washington Quarterly, among other outlets. I have appeared on or been quoted in in BBC World, PRI’s the World, Al Jazeera English, USA Today, the Guardian, Vox, and BBC Persian, among other outlets.

My research projects have dealt with U.S.-Iran relations, Iranian politics, the Iran nuclear deal, human rights issues in Iran, Middle East security issues, relations between Iran and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, the political economy of energy, sanctions policy, and the practice of international diplomacy and crisis management.

I hold an MA in international affairs from American University’s School of International Service, with a regional concentration in the Middle East. I completed my bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I double majored in economics and political science.

This personal website serves as an archive for links to my writings and press and speaking appearances and provides ways to reach me through email and Twitter.