Sina Azodi is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a PhD candidate in International Affairs at University of South Florida, where he is writing a dissertation on Iran’s nuclear program. His research interests include international security, nuclear non-proliferation, and US-Iranian relations. Sina is also a lecturer of International Affairs at the George Washington University’s Institute for Middle East Studies, and an adjunct faculty at the George Mason University’s Schar School of Government.
Sina 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 on Columbia University’s Journal of International Affairs, National Interest,, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Middle East Institute, and has been quoted by the New York Times, Newsweek and Forbes. 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. Sina earned his BA and MA in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.