March 08, 2023

CNAS Welcomes New Adjunct Senior Fellow Suzanne Kianpour

Washington, March 8, 2023—The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to welcome Suzanne Kianpour to its lineup of adjunct professionals. Kianpour joins CNAS as an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Middle East Security Program.

Suzanne Kianpour has spent over a decade as a foreign affairs and political journalist. Kianpour is the presenter of BBC’s ‘Out of the Shadows,’ ‘America’s Place in the World’ and her reporting can be found across BBC platforms. She is also the creator and host of ‘Women Building Peace,’ and a host of ‘The Inquiry.’ Kianpour also served as the Capitol Hill correspondent for ‘The Context’ with Christian Fraser on BBC World News. Her work has taken her to over 60 countries, shuttling between Washington and warzones and from helmets to heels.

Kianpour is slated to serve as lead author on a forthcoming CNAS commentary series, called "Women, Power & Security." Kianpour's full bio is available here.

"Suzanne of course brings a great depth of journalism and regional expertise to our team, but beyond that, she is elevating women’s voices throughout the Middle East," said Jonathan Lord, Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program. "Her work is essential, and I am thrilled she’s joining the Middle East Security Program!"

For more information or to request an interview, contact Cameron Edinburgh at or 202-457-9425.