International Security Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and Security, Harvard Kennedy School
Dina Esfandiary is an international security program fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center and a fellow at the Century Foundation. Prior to this, she was an adjunct fellow in the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Middle East program, a fellow at the Centre for Science and Security Studies in the War Studies department at King’s College London from 2015–18, and a research associate at the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. Her research focuses on Gulf security, Iran and its foreign relations, and relations between states and nonproliferation in the Middle East. Esfandiary has published widely and is the co-author of Triple Axis: China, Russia, Iran and Power Politics (I.B Taurus, 2018) and Living on the Edge: Iran and the Practice of Nuclear Hedging (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). She is completing her PhD in the War Studies department at King’s College London and holds master’s degrees from King’s College London and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.