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Kasra Aarabi

Senior Analyst


Kasra Aarabi specialises in Iran and Shia Islamist extremism. His focus includes Iran’s military and security forces, with a focus on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Basij; Shia militias across the Middle East; Iran’s domestic politics and state-societal relations; Iran-UK affairs, as well as Europe-US-Iran ties. He is a native Farsi (Persian) speaker, a regular contributor to international print and broadcast media outlets, and a non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute. Kasra is also undertaking a PhD at the University of St Andrews, where his research focuses on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.