Duncan Allan

Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme

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Duncan Allan is director of Octant Research & Analysis Ltd, an independent consultancy.

For more than 28 years he was a member of the research analysts cadre at the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (now the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office), working on the countries of the former Soviet Union, particularly Russia and Ukraine.

He served at the British embassies in Moscow and Kyiv.

Past experience

2011-17 Senior principal research analyst, Foreign & Commonwealth Office 
2013-15 Deputy head of research analysts, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
2007-11 Head of policy delivery team, British Embassy, Kyiv
2003-07 Senior principal research analyst and head of Eastern Research Group, Foreign & Commonwealth Office