Sina Azodi

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Sina Azodi

Professorial Lecturer


Sina Azodi is a PhD candidate in international affairs at University of South Florida, where he is completing a dissertation on Iran’s nuclear program. His research interests include international security, nuclear nonproliferation, and U.S.-Iranian relations. 

He previously worked as a research assistant at Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Sina is also visiting scholar and a lecturer of international affairs at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairswhere he teaches a graduate course on Iran’s foreign policy in the Middle East.

Azodi is a frequent commentator on both English- and Persian-speaking media, including BBC, Sky News, Al-Jazeera, TRT World, and i24. His analysis has appeared in Columbia University’s Journal of International AffairsBulletin of Atomic Scientists, Arms Control Association, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Middle East Institute, and has been quoted by the New York Times, Newsweek, Spiegel, and Forbes. Azodi has published the chapter “The Fusion of Politics and Religion in Iran” in the edited book Political Islam in the Gulf Region

He earned his BA and MA in international affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.