Alex Vatanka

Alex Vatanka is a scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington D.C., where he focuses on Iran. He also lectures as a Senior Fellow in Middle East Studies at the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School (USAFSOS).

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    Articles by Alex Vatanka

    Iran’s Russian Conundrum

    Summary Following Russia’s decision in September 2015 to intervene militarily in the Syrian war, speculation has been rife in Washington that President Vladimir Putin’s ultimate end-goal is to eclipse America’s

    Middle East Eye Quotes Alex Vatanka

    Senior Fellow Alex Vatanka discussed how sectarianism between Sunni and Shi'a states in the Middle East is fueling an arms trade for Middle East Eye.

    Alex Vatanka quoted by International Business Times

    Alex Vatanka was quoted by International Business Times in an articles about Iran's accusation that Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, masterminded the late November 2013 bomb attack

    Alex Vatanka quoted by Perfil

    Alex Vatanka was quoted by Argentine newspaper Perfil in an article titled "Why Iran is holding the agreement by the AMIA"