Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme
Duncan Allan
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07592 151691


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

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

He served at the British Embassies in Moscow and Kyiv.  


  • Russian internal affairs (politics, economics, energy)
  • Russian foreign policy
  • Ukraine


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