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Alex Vatanka

Alex Vatanka is Senior Fellow, specializing in Middle Eastern regional security affairs with a particular focus on Iran, at the Middle East Institute. Mr. Vatanka is also a senior fellow in Middle East Studies at the US Air Force Special Operations School (USAFSOS) and teaches as an adjunct professor at Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS).. He is the author of “Iran-Pakistan: Security, Diplomacy, and American Influence” (2015) and is presently working on his second book, “The Making of Iranian Foreign Policy: Contested Ideology, Personal Rivalries and the Domestic Struggle to Define Iran’s Place in the World.”