Nima Gerami

Expert Consultant, CSWMD


Areas of Expertise: Countering WMD; Deterrence; Nuclear Policy; Iran; Middle East (Security & Policy / Persian Gulf Security)

Mr. Nima Gerami is Director of the Program for Emerging Leaders and a Research Fellow at the National Defense University’s Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD Center) in Washington, DC. His research interests include Iranian foreign and security policy, WMD nonproliferation, and Persian Gulf security affairs.

Mr. Gerami is a regular course instructor at NDU and other senior service schools. From 2013 to 2014, he concurrently served as an adjunct fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Iran Security Initiative. Prior to joining NDU, Mr. Gerami was a research assistant and editor in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has authored or co-authored multiple 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.