Resident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center
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April 08, 2019The Trump administration on April 8 designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a foreign terrorist organization—the first time a country’s military has received such a status.US President Donald Trump said in a statement that the designation “sends a clear message to…
November 19, 2018The Trump administration has put into place a punishing new wave of sanctions against Iran that targets critical components of the Iranian economy from banks to energy, shipping and insurance. From the start of his administration, President Donald Trump has…
September 25, 2018US President Donald J. Trump on September 25 used his second address to the United Nations General Assembly to reaffirm his commitment to an America First approach to foreign policy. “America will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance,…
August 13, 2018Handjani Quoted in the National on Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi’s Support for US Sanctions on Iran
August 09, 2018
Mr. Handjani is also a Director of RAK Petroleum Public Company Limited, an exploration and production company listed on the Oslo exchange. He, as well, serves as a senior advisor to Karv Communications, a crisis communication and public relations firm in New York.
He is a Truman National Security fellow. He focuses on Iran-US relations, the Iran nuclear deal, the Persian Gulf, and Middle East security more broadly. He has published extensively in Reuters, Bloomberg View, The Hill, The National Interest and Al Jazeera
He began his legal career as United States Department of Justice Honors Law Graduate, where he served as an associate chief council in the Department of Justice. Mr. Handjani is fluent in English, Farsi, and Turkish. He is a graduate of Boston College and Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts."