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.