The Brookings Institution
Vice President and Director of the Foreign Policy Program
Suzanne Maloney is Vice President and Director of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution and a Senior Fellow in Brookings's Center for Middle East Policy. Her research focuses on Iran and Persian Gulf energy. Dr. Maloney is the author of several books, including Iran’s Political Economy since the Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Iran’s Long Reach: Iran as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World (United States Institute of Peace, 2008), as well as numerous articles. Her latest book, The Iranian Revolution at 40, was released in February 2020. Dr. Maloney previously served as an external advisor to senior State Department officials on long-term issues related to Iran. Before joining Brookings, she served on the Secretary of State’s policy planning staff; as Middle East advisor for ExxonMobil Corporation; and Director of the 2004 Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on US policy toward Iran, chaired by former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Dr. Maloney holds a doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.