Iran Analyst, Critical Threats Project

Washington D.C.
Mar 22, 2017
Apr 26, 2017
Analyst, Research
Full Time

The American Enterprise Institute’s Critical Threats Project (CTP) provides the public and policymakers with comprehensive, unique, and objective tracking and analysis of the primary national security challenges the United States faces. AEI seeks an analyst to provide research, writing, and editing support for this project.


The primary responsibility for this position will be tracking Iranian security and foreign policy activities, including but not limited to: Iran’s military capabilities, regional influence, soft power outreach, domestic politics, and economic policies. Other responsibilities include contributing to the daily Iran News Round Up publication; managing a small group of interns; assisting with the administration of the project’s redesigned and interactive website by mapping regional developments, posting daily briefings, and promoting publications; and other research and administrative support as required.


The ideal candidate works well in a collaborative team environment and possesses excellent research, writing, and organizational skills. A demonstrated interest in foreign and defense policy, particularly Middle East studies, and reading proficiency in Farsi are required.


Qualified applicants should submit an online application, complete with a resume, cover letter, transcripts, and 500-word writing sample on a topic related to the position to

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