Fatemeh Aman

Nonresident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center

201904 FAman

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  • April 30, 2019
    With pressure mounting on Iran from US sanctions, Iran is placing heavy emphasis on its neighbors for trade and political support.Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent visit to Iran has raised the question of whether Pakistan can be the friend
  • April 22, 2019
    On Monday April 22, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted a panel discussion on the Afghanistan peace negotiations. The panel was moderated by the South Asia Center's Nonresident Senior Fellow Fatemeh Aman and focused on the role of regional
  • April 08, 2019
    The 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
  • April 05, 2019
    Two of Beijing’s close allies, Iran and Pakistan, have been increasingly impacted by China’s growing appetite for fish, both for domestic consumption and to supply its processed fish industry. Stricter regulations in Pakistan and an internal political fight in Iran could make it harder for China
  • February 26, 2019
    For years, the Pakistani government has avoided taking sides between rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, but now it may be forced to choose. Pakistan is in dire need of financial support and the Saudis have the means to help. Will
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Fatemeh Aman is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center. She has monitored and written on Iranian, Afghan and other Middle Eastern affairs for over 20 years. Born in Iran, she left for Europe in her teens in 1980s and moved to the US in 1994.

Having advised and worked with various US government institutions on Afghanistan and Iran since 2008, Fatemeh has traveled extensively to South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. She is a regular contributor to Atlantic Council publications, author of the Atlantic Council’s “Water Dispute Escalating between Iran and Afghanistan” (2016), and co-author of “Iran, Afghanistan, and South Asia: Resolving Regional Sources of Instability” (2013).

Fatemeh was a TV writer/producer/anchor at Voice of America (VOA) until 2008, and prior to that a correspondent with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty from 1999 through 2007. She has written broadly on Iran and other aspects of Middle Eastern and South Asian affairs. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications, including Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst, Jane’s Intelligence Review, the National Interest, and publications of the Middle East Institute.

She has been interviewed by the BBC, VOA, Radio Farda, Radio Zamaneh, Iran Wire, Iran International TV, Asharq Al-Awsat, the Council on Foreign Relations, NPR, Manoto TV, and Al Jazeera. She has spoken at several conferences around the world.

Fatemeh has a background in biomedical science and is fluent in Persian/Dari and German. She has translated scholarly works from German and English into Farsi since 1996.