Nima Gerami

Nima Gerami is a Visiting Scholar at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, and a Visiting Fellow with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict. He is also an expert consultant at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, DC. His research focuses on US foreign policy, international security, and the politics of the Middle East. From 2011 to 2018, he was a Research Fellow at NDU’s Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, where he covered Middle East policy issues in support of the US government and served as Director of the WMD Center’s Program for Emerging Leaders. While at NDU, he was seconded to the US Department of State, where he supported the development of policy to prevent, deter, and respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria and Iraq. He received his MA from Johns Hopkins University and BA degrees from the University of Connecticut. His publications include: “Iran’s Strategic Culture: Implications for Nuclear Policy” in Crossing Nuclear Thresholds: Leveraging Sociocultural Insights into Nuclear Decisionmaking (2018); Leadership Divided? The Domestic Politics of Iran’s Nuclear Debate (2014); and, with Pierre Goldschmidt, The IAEA’s Decision to Find Iran in Non-Compliance (2012).

More from Nima Gerami