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Alireza Nader is a senior fellow focusing on Iran and U.S. policy in the Middle East. He also researches the Islamic Republic’s systematic repression of religious freedom and currently serves on ADL’s Task Force on Middle East Minorities.

Throughout his career, Alireza has advised the U.S. government on Iran. He is regularly called upon to share his analysis with senior policy makers, has testified before Congress, and is often interviewed by the media.

Prior to joining FDD, Alireza was a senior researcher at the RAND Corporation, where he authored numerous reports and studies on Iran, the Middle East, and U.S. strategy. He has lectured at the George Washington University and has conducted research and taught analytical courses for U.S. Special Forces and analysts at the Department of Defense.

He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his Master of Arts in International Relations from the George Washington University.

Alireza speaks fluent Persian and is a student of ancient Iranian history and civilization.

His publications and analysis have appeared in The Washington Post, Associated Press, The New York Times and Bloomberg, among others.

Find Alireza on Twitter @AlirezaNader.

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