Ariane Tabatabai

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Proliferation Prevention Program

Ariane Tabatabai is a senior associate with the Proliferation Prevention Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the director of curriculum and a visiting assistant professor at the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Dr. Tabatabai is also an international civilian consultant for NATO; a columnist for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; a Truman National Security Fellow; and a 2017-2018 postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where she was previously an associate in the International Security Program and the Project on Managing the Atom in 2014-2015 and a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow in 2013-2014. Previously, Dr. Tabatabai was a nonresident 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, Financial Times, Boston Globe, 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 such outlets as NPR, the BBC, BBC Persian, Al-Jazeera, France culture, and France24.

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