Alex Vatanka

About the Director

Alex Vatanka

Alex Vatanka (الکس وطن خواه) specializes in Middle Eastern regional security affairs with a particular focus on Iran. From 2006 to 2010, he was the managing editor of Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst. From 2001 to 2006, he was a senior political analyst at Jane’s in London (UK) where he mainly covered the Middle East. Alex is also a senior fellow in Middle East Studies at the US Air Force Special Operations School (USAFSOS) at Hurlburt Field and teaches as an adjunct professor at DISAM at Wright-Patterson AFB.

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Mohammed Baharoon

Nadereh Chamlou

Robert Fardi

Dokhi Fassihian

Alberto M. Fernandez

John Limbert

Norman T. Roule

Rob Sobhani


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