Dina Esfandiary Senior Advisor, Middle East and North Africa Please submit all media inquiries to email@example.com or call +32 (0) 2 536 00 71 Crisis Group Role Dina Esfandiary advises Crisis Group’s Middle East and North Africa Program on research, analysis, policy prescription and advocacy. Professional Background Previously, Dina was a Fellow in the Middle East department of The Century Foundation (TCF), and an International Security Program Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Dina also worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) Middle East Program, the War Studies Department at King’s College London, and in the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament programme of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London. Dina has published widely, including in Foreign Affairs, the Atlantic, The Guardian, the Washington Post, International Affairs, the National Interest, Arms Control Today, and The Washington Quarterly. She holds a Ph.D in the War Studies department at King’s College London and Masters Degrees from King’s College London and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. Areas of Expertise Persian Gulf security and foreign relations Relations between states and non-proliferation in the Middle East Select Publications Triple-Axis: Iran’s Relations with Russia and China, I.B Taurus (2018) Living on the Edge: Iran and the Practice of Nuclear Hedging, Palgrave Macmillan (2016) In The News 7 Apr 2021 The Supreme Leader may yet decide that it would be wiser to wait until a new administration is in place in Iran before pursuing talks with the US Vox Dina Esfandiary Senior Advisor, Middle East and North Africa 27 Mar 2021 I think [the new Iran-China deal] will make Europe and the U.S. a little more nervous because it looks like Iran may have a way out of economic strangulation. The Wall Street Journal Dina Esfandiary Senior Advisor, Middle East and North Africa Latest Updates Op-Ed / Middle East & North Africa 22 June 2021 The Hard-Liners Won in Iran. That’s Not All Bad News. Originally published in The New York Times Op-Ed / Middle East & North Africa 15 June 2021 Turning Engagement Into a Regional Dialogue Mechanism in the Middle East Originally published in World Politics Review Op-Ed / Middle East & North Africa 22 April 2021 Iran’s ‘New’ Partnership With China Is Just Business as Usual Originally published in World Politics Review Podcast / Middle East & North Africa 15 April 2021 Is the Gulf Dispute Actually Over? This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard Atwood and Naz Modirzadeh talk to Dina Esfandiary, Crisis Group’s Senior Middle East Adviser, about whether the announcement of an end to the Gulf Cooperation Council dispute means the crisis is really over.