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Elana DeLozier

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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 specializes in nuclear weapons and proliferation, counterterrorism, and Gulf politics, particularly in Yemen and Saudi Arabia. She has spent seven years in the Middle East in both the Levant and the Gulf, where she worked as a political analyst and spearheaded training programs for new analysts. She has taught graduate courses on nuclear proliferation, Gulf politics, and counterterrorism at New York University in New York City and at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi. From 2006-2010, she served as the right hand to the commissioner of the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau as well as an intelligence analyst on nuclear issues and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. She started her career at the Brookings Institution.

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M.A. in political science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute; B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

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