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Tue, Dec 1, 2020

A top Baluchi terrorist was killed—how will this impact insurgencies in Iran?

The killing of top terrorist Omar Shahoozi has no impact on the lives of the Baluch, who are some of the poorest ethnic minority groups in Iran.

IranSource by Fatemeh Aman

Iran Middle East

Sun, Aug 16, 2020

Aman as a speaker with the Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement: Understanding China

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Politics & Diplomacy
Illicit Networks-Zaranj

Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Strategies for reforming Afghanistan’s illicit networks

Authored in-house and advised upon by senior fellows Ambassador James B. Cunningham, Ambassador Omar Samad, Marika Theros, Javid Ahmad, and Fatemeh Aman, this report explores illicit networks in Afghanistan in the context of peacebuilding, democratic consolidation, and enhancing state capacity. It concludes by outlining several specific policy recommendations that will be necessary to combat the illicit networks in a manner that supports the durability of the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan and the continued consolidation of its fragile democratic institutions.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Harris Samad and Fatima Salman

Afghanistan Arms Control

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.

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