Elana DeLozier

Research Fellow, Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Elana DeLozier is a research fellow in the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where she researches Yemen, the Gulf states, and nuclear weapons and proliferation. DeLozier was recently selected as one of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ members for its Mid-Career Cadre Project on Nuclear Issues. She spent eight years in the Middle East as a political analyst, including in the Gulf and Lebanon. During her time abroad, DeLozier founded the Sage Institute for Foreign Affairs to train other political analysts and make the field more accessible. She has additionally taught several courses, at New York University in New York City and Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, on nuclear proliferation, Gulf politics, and counterterrorism. DeLozier previously worked at the Brookings Institution and assisted the New York Police Department Counterterrorism Bureau. Her views on Yemen, the Gulf, and Iran’s nuclear program frequently appear in the media. DeLozier obtained her BA and MA in political science from Virginia Tech.