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Jane Kinninmont

Deputy Head and Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme (on leave February - August 2014)


  • Reform and opposition movements in the Arab world
  • Economic policy, political economy and the politics of foreign investment
  • The GCC countries
  • Egypt
  • Identity politics (national identity, ethnicity, sect and gender)

Recent Publications


2010 - 2011 Associate Director, Middle East and Africa, The Economist Group
2006 - 2009 Editor/Economist, Middle East and North Africa, The Economist Intelligence Unit
2003 - 2005 Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Business Monitor International
2002 - 2003 MSc International Politics, focusing on the Middle East, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
1999 - 2002 BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Balliol College, University of Oxford

Broadcast Experience



French, Basic Arabic (not for broadcast)
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