Nasser Saghafi Ameri
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Biography :

He is, by profession, a diplomat. He retired from the Iranian Foreign Service in September 2000 after 32 years of service. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic Research in Tehran.
During his diplomatic carrier he served as Second Secretary at the Iranian Embassy in Ottawa, as Counselor at the Embassy in Stockholm, and as Minister Counselor at the Iranian embassy in New Delhi. He was also a member of Iranian delegations to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in New York. In Iran he was the Head of Strategic Studies Group at the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) and later Director of the Central Asia and Caucasus Studies at the IPIS. In that position he was also the Editor in Chief of the quarterly Journal, "Amu Darya".
His scholarly activity and research work is mostly focused on the Iranian Foreign Policy, International Security and Nuclear Disarmament. He has authored several publications including five books, some book chapters and nearly 100 articles published in the Iranian and international journals. His latest book (in Persian with a short English abstract) is "Iran and Look to the East Policy" (CSR publications, Tehran, 2008).