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Wed, Oct 31, 2018

Uskowi Joins VOA Persian Service to Discuss Iran’s Influence on Brazil Election

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The 13th Battalion of the Golani Brigade during a drill held in the Golan Heights in northern Israel. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

The evolving Iranian strategy in Syria: A looming conflict with Israel

Iran began its military involvement in Syria in 2011, at the outbreak of the civil war. Tehran’s immediate objective was to defeat the Syrian opposition militarily to save Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The maintenance of the Shia-Alawi-dominated regime in Damascus was key to the Islamic Republic’s long-term regional strategy, the creation of a contiguous Shia […]

Issue Brief by Nader Uskowi

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Thu, Jul 25, 2019

Uskowi quoted in the National Interest on Iran’s air force

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Nader Uskowi is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs.

Nader is the president of Sagewood Consulting LLC, a consulting firm specializing on Iran, Middle East, and Central Asia. His book, Temperature Rising: Iran Revolutionary Guards and Wars in the Middle East, will be published by Rowman & Littlefield in November 2018.

Before joining the Atlantic Council, Nader was a visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. From 2013 to 2017, Nader worked at the Pentagon serving as the senior policy advisor to the US Central Command (CENTCOM), focusing on geopolitical developments in the Middle East. From 2009 to 2012, he was deployed to Afghanistan, serving as the senior political advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s task force for stability operations.

Nader frequently speaks and writes on national security and foreign policy issues. He has testified before the House Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence on state sponsors of terrorism. His views have appeared in the BBC World Service’s The Inquiry, BBC Persian, Sky News Arabia, Orient News, Alhurra, Iran International TV, The Hill, and Independent Journal Review, among other media outlets. From 2007 to 2015, Nader edited Uskowi on Iran. He began his professional life as a journalist in Iran, and in 1978 became the country’s youngest editor of a major daily newspaper, Neday-e Azadi.

Nader holds a BA in international relations at the University of Southern California, and an MA from George Washington University. He lives with his wife, Patti, in Reston, Virginia. He has native fluency in Farsi and Dari.