Critical Threats Project (CTP) Iran Analyst

Washington, D.C
Feb 13, 2021
Mar 15, 2021
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. CTP also trains the next generation of policymakers and analysts who will continue to address these challenges. AEI seeks an analyst to conduct independent research, lead a team of interns, and support foreign policy scholars in advancing the mission of CTP.

The primary area of focus for this position will be Iranian internal and external security and foreign policy activities, including but not limited to: Iran's military capabilities, regional influence, and soft power outreach. The position will also support a long-term research project on the future of Iran. Other responsibilities include selecting, training, and developing interns; intellectually 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 agile, collaborative, hard-working teams, can reprioritize to changing research and publication needs, and possesses excellent research, writing, task management, communication, and organizational skills. A demonstrated interest in foreign and defense policy strong technological instincts are required. Analysts interact in a bespoke research database daily and utilize cutting edge technology to complete research. Language proficiency in Farsi is highly desired, but not required. The CTP team operates in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. An excellent candidate welcomes challenge and will embrace his/her role in achieving the CTP mission.

AEI offers a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. 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.