Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi is a Research Fellow at RUSI. Her research is concerned with security in the Middle East, with a particular focus on Iran’s foreign and domestic politics. She completed her PhD project at the War Studies Department of King’s College London, focusing on the diplomatic initiative of France, Germany and the UK (E3) on the Iranian nuclear issue.
Prior to joining RUSI, Aniseh was an Associate Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), where she specialised on EU foreign policy and transatlantic relations on Iran, particularly in the context of sanctions.
Prior to ECFR, she worked as Researcher on Iran at Oxford Research Group, while providing political risk analyses to a number of consultancies. She contributed to publications such as The Telegraph, The International Spectator, The Aspen Institute, Al-Monitor and EUobserver.
Aniseh, who has lived in Iran, is a former Fulbright Scholar and holds a MA in International Relations from Syracuse University, NY.