Nima Gerami is a Research Fellow in the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) at the National Defense University (NDU), where he specializes on the politics of Iran, its nuclear program, and broader WMD and regional security issues. He is also an NDU course instructor and frequently lectures at senior service schools and other professional military education venues.
Prior to joining NDU in 2011, Mr. Gerami was a research assistant and editor in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. From 2003 to 2007, he served as an assistant to the executive director of the Office of International Affairs at the University of Connecticut.
Mr. Gerami has authored or co-authored several publications on Iran and nonproliferation issues, including Leadership Divided? The Domestic Politics of Iran’s Nuclear Debate (The Washington Institute, 2014), Proliferation Risks of Civilian Nuclear Power Programs (NDU, 2012), and The IAEA’s Decision to Find Iran in Non-Compliance, 2002-2006 (NDU, 2012). He has also provided commentary and analysis for various major journals and media outlets, including Bloomberg, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Foreign Policy, the Guardian, Jane’s Intelligence Review, the Jerusalem Post, and the New Republic.
Mr. Gerami holds a M.A. in government from the Johns Hopkins University and B.A. degrees in political science and international studies from the University of Connecticut.
- Iran Debates the IAEA Roadmap, PolicyWatch 2467, The Washington Institute, August 12, 2015.
- Background on the "Possible Military Dimensions" of Iran's Nuclear Program, PolicyWatch 2269, The Washington Institute, June 13,2014.
- Political Chasm Deepens over Nuke Program, The Iran Primer, US Institute of Peace, 20 May 2014.
- Leadership Divided? The Domestic Politics of Iran’s Nuclear Debate, Policy Focus 134, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 2014.
- The IAEA’s Decision to Find Iran in Non-Compliance, 2002-2006, CSWMD Case Study 6, December 2012.
- Proliferation Risks of Civilian Nuclear Power Programs, CSWMD Proceedings, June 2012.