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Elana DeLozier Joins the Washington Institute as a Research Fellow in the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Elana DeLozier, a widely-respected analyst and regional expert, has joined the Washington Institute for Near East Policy as a research fellow in the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy, the research institution announced today.

"We are incredibly pleased to add Elana DeLozier's insightful expertise and policy recommendations to our growing team of Gulf experts," Washington Institute Executive Director Robert Satloff said. "Throughout her career, Elana has focused on the nexus of critically important policy problem sets. She joins the Washington Institute with an impressive degree of experience specializing in nuclear weapons and proliferation, counterterrorism, and Gulf politics, particularly in Yemen and Saudi Arabia."

DeLozier spent seven years in both the Levant and the Gulf, where she worked as a political analyst and spearheaded training programs for new analysts - most recently for an institute she founded, the Sage Institute for Foreign Affairs.

From 2006 to 2010, DeLozier 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 has also taught graduate courses on nuclear proliferation, Gulf politics, and counterterrorism at New York University in New York and at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi. She started her career at the Brookings Institution.

DeLozier holds a master's degree in political science from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, where she also received her bachelor's degree.

DeLozier is the author of "Yemen’s Second-in-Command May Have a Second Coming" and "Iran's Procurement Channel: Salvaging Non-Proliferation Gains While Reimposing Sanctions." Follow her on Twitter at @ElanaGulf.

About the Washington Institute: The Washington Institute is an independent, nonpartisan research institution funded exclusively by U.S. citizens that seeks to advance a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East and to promote the policies that secure them. Drawing on the research of its fellows and the experience of its policy practitioners, the Institute promotes informed debate and scholarly research on U.S. policy in the region.

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