Umud Shokri is a Washington-based senior energy diplomacy and energy security analyst. He is an analyst at Gulf State Analytics (GSA) and is currently serving as a visiting research scholar in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Umud holds a PhD in international relations. His primary research interest lies in energy diplomacy, U.S. energy policy, geopolitics of energy, Iran-Turkey relations, and Iran-Russia relations. He is the author of US Energy Diplomacy in the Caspian Sea Basin: Changing Trends Since 2001.

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Twitter Handle: @ushukrik