Alireza Nader is a senior international policy analyst at the RAND Corporation and author of The Days After a Deal With Iran: Continuity and Change in Iranian Foreign Policy. His research has focused on Iran's political dynamics, elite decisionmaking, and Iranian foreign policy.
Program director at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University
Richard Nephew is a nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Program and affiliated with the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative housed within the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. He is also a research scholar and program director at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. During his career, Nephew served as the principal deputy coordinator for sanctions policy at the U.S. State Department and director for Iran at the National Security Council.
David Ochmanek is a senior defense analyst at the RAND Corporation. He has been associated with RAND from 1985 until 1993, and again since 1995. While at RAND, he has worked on assessments of the capabilities of U.S. conventional and strategic nuclear forces, arms control, defense planning, regional security, and national security strategy. From 1993 until June 1995, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy.
Founder and president of the National Iranian American Council
Trita Parsi is the founder and president of the National Iranian American Council and an expert on US-Iranian relations, Iranian foreign politics, and the geopolitics of the Middle East. He recently wrote A Single Roll of the Dice - Obama's Diplomacy with Iran (Yale University Press, 2012)
Vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peac
George Perkovich is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research focuses on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, with a concentration on South Asia, Iran, and the problem of justice in the international political economy.
Senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution
Kenneth M. Pollack is an expert on Middle Eastern political-military affairs, with particular emphasis on Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the other nations of the Persian Gulf region. He is currently a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He served as the director of the Center from 2009 to 2012, and its director of research from 2002 to 2009.