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Vali Nasr

Vali Nasr is a professor and associated chair of research at the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, and adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. A leading expert on the Middle East and political Islam, he is the author of several books, including Democracy in Iran: History and the Quest for Liberty. He has written for the New York TimesNew Republic, Foreign Affairs, Time and theWashington Post and is a frequent guest on CNN, BBC, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and National Public Radio. [2006]