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SINA TOOSSI

Senior Research Analyst

Sina Toossi joined the National Iranian American Council as a Research Associate in July 2018, and has since taken on the role of Senior Research Analyst. In this role, Sina conducts research and writing on U.S.-Iran relations, Iranian politics, and Middle East policy issues. Previously, he was a senior research specialist at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where he focused on nuclear and security policy issues related to the Middle East.

Sina has been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Al Monitor, the Atlantic Council’s IranSource, The Washington Quarterly, Al Jazeera English, and Newsweek, among other outlets. He has been quoted in outlets such as USA Today and Vox and has appeared on BBC World, BBC Persian, and Al Jazeera English. He holds an MA in international affairs from American University’s School of International Service, with a regional concentration in the Middle East. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he double majored in economics and political science.

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Articles by SINA TOOSSI

January 30, 2021

President Joe Biden has said he seeks to return to the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as a first step to put the lid on Iran’s nuclear program and decrease regional tensions.

January 13, 2021

“We are neither your emulators nor your subjects,” Iranian journalist and former political prisoner Zia Nabavi recently proclaimed, addressing Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, “whatever vaccines you don’t trust in, you shouldn’t use them yourself!”

December 7, 2020

The assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is the latest in a long-running pressure campaign against Iran by the US and its allies such as Israel. However, in the case of sanctions, it is ordinary Iranians who are paying the biggest price.

November 16, 2020

President-elect Biden ran on a pledge to return to the Iran deal and diplomatically ease regional tensions. But will the Iranians play ball? And will the heightened anti-American politics in Iran even permit a return to the deal?

October 25, 2020

For Iranian Americans, the election of Donald Trump was more than an expression of intolerance and ignorance in the United States. It was an assault on their basic civil rights and the existence of their country of heritage.