Alan Eyre is a non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute and the founder and president of EyreAnalytics LLC. He retired from the US Foreign Service in September 2023 after a 40-year government career.

Most of Alan’s government service related to the MENA region, with a focus on Iran. He was the sole US career diplomat to be a core member of the US nuclear negotiating team from its 2010 start to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement with Iran, serving as the team’s Iran subject matter expert and also as the State Department’s first Persian Language Spokesperson. He was also the first US diplomat to serve in the political section of the newly reopened US Embassy Kabul in late 2001. In addition, he served as Director of the Iran Regional Presence Office (IRPO) at US Consulate Dubai, the State Department’s main field office for monitoring Iran. His overseas tours include Nigeria, Syria, the UAE (twice), Azerbaijan, the United Kingdom, and Jordan, where in his final tour he served as Political Counselor. His only Washington assignment was as Director of the Office for Middle East and Asia in the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR). 

B.A. in Literature at Dartmouth College

Farsi, Dari, Arabic, French, Azeri

Countries of Expertise

Issues of Expertise
Iran; Nexus of National Security Policy and Biophysics

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