Alex Vatanka is a Senior Fellow with the Middle East Institute. He 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 covered the Middle East. Vatanka is also a Senior Fellow in Middle East Studies at the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School (USAFSOS) and teaches as an Adjunct Professor at Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) at Wright-Patterson AFB.