Experts on Iran and the Middle East

Experts from around RAND have examined the nuclear negotiations between the P5+1 (United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, France, Germany) and Iran. Many have contributed their analyses to the Days After a Deal with Iran project, including:

  • Dalia Dassa Kaye

    Director, Center for Middle East Public Policy; Senior Political Scientist

    Dalia Dassa Kaye is the director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy and a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. In 2011-2012 she was a visiting professor and fellow at UCLA's International Institute and Burkle Center. Before joining RAND, Kaye served as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow at the Dutch Foreign Ministry. Kaye is the lead author of The Days After a Deal with Iran: Regional Responses to a Final Nuclear Agreement.

  • Larry Hanauer

    Senior International Policy Analyst

    Larry Hanauer is a senior international policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, where his research focuses on foreign policy and national security. Hanauer assesses options available to Congress for shaping the implementation of a nuclear agreement with Iran in The Days After a Deal with Iran: Congress's Role in Implementing a Nuclear Agreement.

  • Lynn E. Davis

    Senior Political Scientist

    Lynn E. Davis is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. From 2006 to 2014 she served as director of RAND's Washington office and from 1993 to 1997, she served as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs. Davis examines the choices the United States will confront in its policies toward Iran and its regional partners in The Days After a Deal with Iran: Implications for the Air Force and The Days After a Deal with Iran: U.S. Policies of Hedging and Engaging.

  • Jeffrey Martini

    Middle East Analyst

    Jeffrey Martini is a Middle East analyst at the RAND Corporation, where he works on political reform in the Arab world with a specific focus on North Africa. Martini has published on civil-military relations in Egypt, generational divides within the Muslim Brotherhood, changes in the regional security environment, and prospects for democratization in the "Arab Spring" countries. Martini is the co-author of The Days After a Deal with Iran: Regional Responses to a Final Nuclear Agreement.

  • David E. Thaler

    Senior Defense Research Analyst

    David Thaler is a senior defense analyst at the RAND Corporation. In 27 years at RAND, he has led or participated in studies related to security cooperation; foreign policy and military implications of developments in Iran, Israel, Iraq, and the broader Middle East, as well as Iranian domestic politics. Thaler is the co-author of The Days After a Deal with Iran: Implications for the Air Force.

For more experts on Iran, the Middle East, and other topics, see the RAND Experts Guide.

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