Sina Azodi

Sina Azodi

Sina Azodi

Professorial Lecturer

Part-time Faculty


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Sina Azodi is a PhD candidate in international affairs at University of South Florida, where he is completing a dissertation on Iran’s nuclear program. His research interests include international security, nuclear nonproliferation, and U.S.-Iranian relations. 

He previously worked as a research assistant at Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Sina is also visiting scholar and a lecturer of international affairs at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, where he teaches a graduate course on Iran’s foreign policy in the Middle East.

Azodi is a frequent commentator on both English- and Persian-speaking media, including BBC, Sky News, Al-Jazeera, TRT World, and i24. His analysis has appeared in Columbia University’s Journal of International Affairs, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Arms Control Association, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Middle East Institute, and has been quoted by the New York Times, Newsweek, Spiegel, and Forbes. Azodi has published the chapter “The Fusion of Politics and Religion in Iran” in the edited book Political Islam in the Gulf Region. 

He earned his BA and MA in international affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The 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