Iran Analyst, Critical Threats Project

Washington, D.C
Apr 03, 2019
Apr 03, 2019
Full Time
The American Enterprise Institute's Critical Threats Project (CTP) produces detailed, objective analysis and forecasting on America's core national security challenges and concrete recommendations to address them. AEI seeks an analyst to conduct independent research, lead a team of interns, and support foreign policy scholars in advancing CTP's mission.

The primary area of focus for this position will be Iranian security and foreign policy activities, including Iran's military capabilities, regional influence, and soft power outreach. Other responsibilities include selecting, training, and developing interns; contributing to other research efforts; providing feedback on technological innovation projects; and providing other research and administrative support as required.

The ideal candidate works well on a team and in a fast-paced environment and possesses excellent research, writing, communication, leadership, teachability, and task management skills. Previous project management experience is desired. A demonstrated interest in foreign and defense policy, language proficiency in Farsi, and strong technological instincts are required. Analysts interact in a bespoke research database daily and use cutting-edge technology to complete research.

AEI offers a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants should submit an online application, complete with a resume, a cover letter, transcripts, and a writing sample of at least 500 words on a topic related to the position.

About AEI

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of its scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in a belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.

AEI is committed to making the intellectual, moral, and practical case for expanding freedom, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system in America and around the world. Its work explores ideas that further these goals, and AEI scholars take part in this pursuit with academic freedom. AEI operates independently of any political party and has no institutional positions. Its scholars' conclusions are fueled by rigorous, data-driven research and broad-ranging evidence.

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