Nader Uskowi

Nader Uskowi is the president of Sagewood Consulting LLC, an advisory firm focusing on strategic and security issues in the Middle East. He is also a nonresident Senior Fellow with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. His book, Temperature Rising: Iran Revolutionary Guards and Wars in the Middle East, will be published by Rowman & Littlefield in December 2018.

Before joining the Atlantic Council in July 2018, Uskowi was a visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he wrote Temperature Rising, his upcoming book. From 2013 to 2017, Uskowi was based at the Pentagon serving as the senior policy advisor to the United States Central Command, focusing on geopolitical developments in CENTCOM’s area of responsibility.

From 2009-2012, Uskowi was deployed to Afghanistan serving as the senior political advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s task force for stability operations.

Uskowi frequently speaks and writes on national security and foreign policy issues. He has testified before the House Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence on state sponsors of terrorism. His views have appeared in the BBC World Service’s The Inquiry, BBC Persian, Sky News Arabia, Orient News, Alhurra, Iran International TV, The Hill, Independent Journal Review, among other media outlets. From 2007 to 2015, Nader edited Uskowi on Iran. He began his professional life as a journalist in Iran, and in 1978 became the country’s youngest editor of a major daily newspaper, Neday-e Azadi.

Nader holds a Bachelor’s degree from the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California, and a Master’s degree from the George Washington University. He lives with his wife, Patti, in Reston, VA. He has native fluency in Farsi and Dari.

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