Iran Expert Henry Rome Joins the Institute
Washington, D.C. – Henry Rome, a noted Iran expert who was previously the deputy head of research and a director covering global macro politics at Eurasia Group, has joined The Washington Institute for Near East Policy as a senior fellow, the research organization announced today.
“I am delighted to welcome Henry to the Institute,” said Institute Executive Director Robert Satloff. “His impressive expertise on Iran ranges from assessing the effects of sanctions to evaluating economic challenges to understanding the forces shaping Iran’s nuclear policies.”
Rome began his career at the Jerusalem Post, where he covered the Iran nuclear talks as the newspaper’s only Persian-speaking journalist. He then worked at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs where he analyzed Iranian nuclear program, economy, and domestic politics, and Israeli counter-terrorism strategy. Prior to joining the Institute, Rome led research on political, economic, energy, and security issues pertaining to Iran and Israel at the Eurasia Group. He also managed major research initiatives at the firm—such as the political and economic implications of the coronavirus pandemic and the Ukraine war—and coordinated the coverage of more than a dozen teams comprising sixty analysts.
His work has been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and The Washington Post, as well as academic journals. He has published policy analyses with the Institute entitled The Latest Chapter in Iran’s Hostage Diplomacy (October 6, 2022) and Snapback Sanctions on Iran: More Bark Than Bite? (October 25, 2022).
Rome holds a MPhil in politics and international studies from the University of Cambridge and an AB in politics and Near Eastern studies from Princeton University.
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