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 […]
MENASourceAug 30, 2022
Experts react: Muqtada al-Sadr withdraws from politics. What’s next for Iraq amid a deep political rupture?
By Abbas Kadhim, C. Anthony Pfaff, Barbara Slavin, Andrew L. Peek, Masoud Mostajabi
Atlantic Council experts react to the news of Muqtada aSadr’s resignation and offer their thoughts on how the international community will deal with the conflict moving forward.
Event RecapAug 2, 2022
Iran and Iraq: The struggle for tenable relations
By Alexandra Kaiss and Mariah Smith
On July 25, the Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative and Future of Iran Initiative hosted a virtual event titled “Iran and Iraq: The struggle for tenable relations.”
Masoud Mostajabi is an associate 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. His research focuses on diplomacy, human rights, climate change, and development. Masoud received his bachelor’s in Political Science and History at Arizona State University and his master’s in International Studies from American University’s School of International Service.