Masoud Mostajabi is an associate director of the Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council. In this capacity, he is responsible for managing a robust portfolio of Middle East security issues, policy research, and business development focusing on Iraq and Iran. Previously, Mostajabi was an assistant director of the Council’s South Asia Center. His research focuses on diplomacy, human rights, climate change, and development. Masoud received his bachelor’s in Political Science and History from Arizona State University and his master’s in International Studies from American University’s School of International Service.