Alireza Nader

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Alireza Nader is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of New Iran. He is a widely recognized expert on Iran and U.S. policy in the Middle East. As a former senior researcher at the RAND Corporation, he authored numerous reports and studies on Iran, the Middle East, and U.S. strategy. Alireza has advised the U.S. government on Iran throughout his career and is regularly asked to share his analysis with senior policy makers. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and is often interviewed by the media. 

He has lectured at the George Washington University and has conducted research and analytical courses for U.S. Special Forces and Department of Defense analysts.

He obtained his BA in political science from UC Santa Barbara and his MA in International Relations from George Washington University.

Alireza speaks fluent Persian and is a student of ancient Iranian history and civilization.