Salsabili is a research fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. A former diplomat, he has served in Iran’s delegation to the United Nations in New York and to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. As an expert on disarmament and security issues he has been affiliated with research institutions including the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research. He has taught courses on Iran’s foreign policy at the University of Tarbiat Modares in Tehran; served as director of research and on the editorial board of the Middle East History Research Institute, also in Tehran; and written on international events for the newspaper Hamshahri. He received a doctorate in Middle East politics from the University of Exeter in 1999. The opinions expressed here are his own and don't necessarily reflect those of the Iranian government or Harvard University.