Gerami, Nima

Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction


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

Mr. Nima Gerami is a Research Fellow in the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction at the National Defense University. A specialist on Iran and its nuclear program, he lectures at NDU and regularly serves as a guest instructor at senior service schools and other professional military education venues.

Prior to joining NDU, he 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. He has authored or co-authored 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, 2011). He has contributed to various media outlets including the Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsForeign Policy, the GuardianJane’s Intelligence Review, 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.