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Sir John Jenkins

Sir John Jenkins is an Associate at Policy Exchange. Until December 2017, he was Corresponding Director (Middle East) at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), based in Manama, Bahrain, and was a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He was the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia until January 2015.

29 June 2019 02:52 PM

How US can react to Iranian provocations while avoiding war

Will there be war? By which, of course, I mean: Will there be a shooting war between Iran and the US?

16 June 2019 05:16 PM

Three things Western analysts get wrong about the Middle East

In 1870, that great Victorian, John Henry Newman, published his “Grammar of Assent.” It was — and is — a justification for religious faith in a skeptical world.

16 June 2019 02:46 PM

Three things Western analysts get wrong about the Middle East

In 1870, that great Victorian, John Henry Newman, published his “Grammar of Assent.” It was — and is — a justification for religious faith in a skeptical world.

22 May 2019 01:51 PM

Conflict is the business Iran has chosen

My very first diplomatic posting to the Middle East was to the UAE in 1983.

21 February 2019 12:23 PM

The double standards at the heart of Iran’s Islamist regime

The Warsaw conference on Iran has been and gone. It was heralded loudly — if not always convincingly — by the US. The White House let it be known that it might be an opportunity for the formal construction of a powerful coalition to contain and even push Iran back in the Middle East.

11 February 2019 01:29 PM

Change in Iran can only come from within

The Islamic Republic of Iran will on Monday celebrate the 40th anniversary of the revolution that brought it into being. It is unlikely that the rest of the world will celebrate in quite the same way.

01 January 2019 12:20 PM

Will renewed US pressure bring Iranian regime into line?

In the last few days, I have spoken to senior Kurds, ordinary Kurds, Iraqi Kurds, Turkish Kurds, Iranian Kurds, Sunni, Shiite, Christian, and Yazidi Kurds — and traveled widely through this stunningly beautiful land, up to Alqosh, Dohuk and back through Amedi.

29 November 2018 02:38 PM

Iran’s dangerous influence in Iraq a cause for region-wide concern

What times we live in. Sometimes it seems as if everything we used to believe about the Middle East and North Africa — indeed about the world — is crumbling to dust before our eyes.