Sina Azodi is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a PhD candidate in International Affairs. His research interests include international security, nuclear non-proliferation, and US-Iranian relations. Sina previously worked as a Research Assistant at Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He is a frequent commentator on both English and Persian speaking media, including BBC Persian service, Sky News, Al-Jazeera, TRT World and i24. Sina’s analysis has appeared on Columbia University’s Journal of International Affairs, Arms Control Association, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Middle East Institute, and has been quoted by the New York Times, Newsweek, Forbes and Spiegel. Sina earned his BA and MA in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.
International Relations of the Middle East, Iranian Foreign Policy, U.S.-Iranian Relations, Iran's nuclear program.
Mr. Azodi's current research involves exploring the roots of the Iranian nuclear program. His dissertation "Continuity and Change in Iranian Nuclear Program" critically investigates the Iranian nuclear program since its inception in 1950s until 2003.
His book chapter "The Fusion of Religion and Politics in Iran" in "Political Islam in the Gulf Region" critically examines the role of religion in the Persian statecraft since the age of Sassanian Empire until the modern era.
IAEFF 6378 Iran in the Middle East
PSC 2478 International Relations of the Middle East
"The Fusion of Politics and Religion in Iran" in Political Islam in the Gulf. Published: November 2021
"New Iran Leadership Complicates Negotiations" via Arms Control Today
"Iran elections and the nuclear deal: Why Biden can’t lose, no matter who wins" via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
"Iran’s new face to the world—Hossein Amir-Abdollahian—is no Zarif" via Atlantic Council