Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme
Christopher Phillips

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Christopher Phillips is senior lecturer in the International Relations of the Middle East at Queen Mary, University of London.

He lived for several years in Syria and conducts frequent research trips to the US, Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and the Gulf.

He regularly consults UK and foreign government agencies and NGOs, and has appeared on BBC Newsnight BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, BBC News, Al-Jazeera, Sky News, Bloomberg and Channel 4 News.

He has published academic articles in International Affairs, Third World Quarterly, Nations and Nationalism and Mediterranean Politics and op-eds in the Guardian, Newsweek, CNN, The Huffington Post and Prospect among others.

Areas of expertise

  • Syria
  • The international relations of the Middle East
  • Arab identity
  • Turkey’s Middle East policy
  • Jordan

Past experience

2012 - Senior Lecturer in the International Relations of the Middle East, Queen Mary, University of London
2011-12Deputy Editor, Middle East, Economist Intelligence Unit
2006-10PhD, London School of Economics