Alex Vatanka specializes in Middle Eastern affairs with a particular focus on Iran. From 2006 to 2010, he was the managing editor of Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst, based in Washington. From 2001 to 2006, he was a senior political analyst at Jane’s in London where he mainly covered political developments in the Middle East. He joined the Middle East Institute as a scholar in 2007.  His forthcoming book is Iran and Pakistan: Security, Diplomacy and American Influence.

Education
B.A. in Political Science at Sheffield University; M.A. in International Relations at Essex University

Languages
Farsi, Danish

Countries of Expertise
Iran

Issues of Expertise
Iran domestic and foreign affairs, Iranian military and security forces, Iran-US relations, Political Islam in Middle East

Contact: avatanka@mei.edu