John Allen Gay

John Allen Gay

Executive Director
John Quincy Adams Society
NSWG

John Allen Gay is the Executive Director of the John Quincy Adams Society, an organization dedicated to promoting a restraint-based U.S. foreign policy. He is best known for his writing on politics and the military in Iran.

John Allen Gay is the Executive Director of the John Quincy Adams Society, an organization committed to educating and equipping the next generation of scholars and policy leaders to encourage a new era of realism and restraint in American foreign policy. 

He previously was an editor at The National Interest magazine and a program assistant at the Center for the National Interest (formerly the Nixon Center).

He is co-author of War with Iran: Political, Military, and Economic Consequences, which was published in 2013. His writing has appeared in newspapers around the world and in publications like The Huffington Post, The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, and Rare.

He holds an MA in International Relations from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a BA in philosophy from the College of William and Mary.