Reza H. Akbari is a Program Manager at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting.* Reza conducts research on Iranian domestic politics, U.S. foreign policy toward Iran, Shia politics, political transition, and democracy. He has previously served as a Research Associate for the Iran Program at the Middle East Institute and a Research Assistant at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Reza has written for a number of publications such as Foreign Policy, CNN’s Global Public Square, PBS – Tehran BureauJadaliyyaGulf NewsAl Monitor, and LobeLog.

Reza holds an M.A. in Middle East Studies from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from the State University of New York at Fredonia. His master’s thesis (PDF) explores the potential for political reconciliation in Bahrain.


* This is a personal weblog. The writings and opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer or any other affiliated organizations.