Ariane Tabatabai

Former Adjunct Senior Fellow

Middle East Security

Ariane Tabatabai is a former Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. She serves as the Director of Curriculum and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Security Studies at the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Tabatabai is also Research Fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center and an International Civilian Consultant for NATO; Columnist for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; and Truman National Security Fellow. Previously, she was a Senior Associate in the Proliferation Prevention Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); an Associate in the Belfer Center's International Security Program and Project at Managing the Atom in 2014–2015; and a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow 2013–2014. She was also a Non-Resident Scholar with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute.

Her writing has appeared in a range of scholarly journals, including International Security and the Journal of Strategic Studies, and policy-relevant publications, including The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, Haaretz, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, etc. She is a frequent media commentator on nuclear issues, Iranian foreign and security policy, and regional security in the Middle East in English, French, and Persian, in such outlets as NPR, the BBC, BBC Persian, Al-Jazeera, Le Monde, France Culture, and France24.

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