Report Apr 27, 2022
Iraq: Implementing a way forward
By C. Anthony Pfaff, Ben Connable, Masoud Mostajabi
A new report lays out findings and recommendations to assist the Iraqi government and its international partners in improving political, social, economic, and security conditions.
IranSource Sep 5, 2018
A Humanitarian Responsibility: End of US Support for Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen
By Masoud Mostajabi
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and ally United Arab Emirates (UAE), pledged decisive victory when they entered into war in March 2015 against Yemen’s Houthi rebels. The results thus far have not been the Houthis’ defeat, but tens of thousands of deaths, a cholera epidemic and famine — what the United Nations has deemed […]
New AtlanticistSep 13, 2023
Twenty questions (and expert answers) about Iran one year after Mahsa Amini’s death
By Atlantic Council
A year after the twenty-two-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman died following her arrest by authorities, Iran has changed—and is still changing—in important ways.
Event RecapJul 7, 2023
The mechanisms of corruption in Iran
By Masoud Mostajabi and Britt Gronemeyer
On June 13, the Atlantic Council’s Iran Strategy Project hosted a virtual event, “The Mechanisms of Corruption in Iran” to discuss the nature of corruption and sanctions in Iran as well as the social, economic, and political implications of these issues. The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative Director, Jonathan Panikoff conducted opening remarks, […]
MENASourceMar 17, 2023
How the war in Iraq changed the world—and what change could come next
By Atlantic Council experts
Our experts break down how this conflict has transformed not only military operations and strategy, but also diplomacy, intelligence, national security, energy security, economic statecraft, and much more.
Masoud Mostajabi is a deputy director of the Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council. In this capacity, he is responsible for managing a robust portfolio of Middle East security issues, policy research, and business development focusing on Iraq and Iran. Previously, Masoud was an assistant director of the Council’s South Asia Center. Prior to his work at the Atlantic Council, Masoud was a research assistant at an international chamber of commerce. His research focuses on diplomacy, human rights, climate change, and international development. Masoud received his bachelor’s in Political Science and History from Arizona State University and his master’s in International Studies from American University’s School of International Service.