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Middle East Studies

Middle East Studies at Marine Corps University


Director, Middle East Studies

Marine Corps University, Quantico, VA

Amin Tarzi
Director, MES

Professor Amin Tarzi is the Director of Middle East Studies at the Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia, an adjunct Professor of Practice (Political Science) at University of Southern California’s Dornsife, Washington DC Program, and a Senior Fellow, Program on the Middle East, at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

His previous experience includes the position of Senior Research Associate for the Middle East at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies; the post of Political Advisor to the Saudi Arabian Mission to the United Nations, and Analyst on Iranian affairs at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research in Abu Dhabi.

His areas of interest include the Middle East and South/Central Asia—including the impact of regional policies in these regions on U.S. national security and interests, history and historical narratives, state-building and borderization, and counter- and nonproliferation of nuclear weapons and their delivery systems.

Tarzi earned his PhD and MA degrees from the Department of Middle East Studies at New York University, and earned his BA in philosophy and political science from Queens College in New York City.



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