Dr. Umud Shokri 



Dr. Umud Shokri is an analyst at Gulf State Analytics. Based in Washington, DC, he mostly focuses on energy security, the geopolitics of climate change, and foreign policy issues. Dr. Shokri is the author of US Energy Diplomacy in the Caspian Sea Basin: Changing Trends Since 2001. Throughout his career, he has written extensively about geopolitics of energy and natural gas, political economy of hydrocarbon states, sustainable cities and mobility, the pace and trajectory of energy transition, the geopolitics of US sanctions against Iran oil exports, and the geopolitics of energy in Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, Central Asia, and Caspian Sea Region.

He previously served as a visiting research scholar at the Center for Energy Science and Policy (CESP), an initiative of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Dr. Shokri holds a PhD in International Relations. He has published articles in various academic journals, including Energy and Environment, Energy Intelligence, Middle East Policy, National Interest, Oil and Gas Journal, Springer, Palgrave Macmillan Publishing. Dr. Shorki routinely appears on various media outlets, including Al Jazeera, Sky News Arabia, Alhurra TRT World, Alghad TV, The Asharq News, and many others.