Neil Quilliam is a senior research fellow with the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Programme and project director of the Syria and Its Neighbours policy initiative.
Prior to this he was acting head of the MENA Programme, having first joined Chatham House as a senior research fellow in January 2014, before becoming a senior consulting fellow in September 2014.
He previously served as senior MENA energy adviser at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), senior MENA analyst at Control Risks, London, and senior programme officer at the United Nations University, Amman.
Neil has lived in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and UAE, and has travelled extensively around the MENA region, working on a variety of development, education and research projects.
He has published a number of books and articles on international relations and political economy of Syria, Jordan, Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council states.
- GCC Countries
- Energy – Middle East & North Africa
|2010-2014||Middle East and North Africa Energy Adviser, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London|
|2005-2010||Head of Desk/Senior Analyst, Middle East & North Africa, Control Risks, London|
|2003-2005||Senior Programme Officer, United Nations Leadership Institute, Amman, Jordan|
|2002-2003||Development Consultant, Queen Zein Al-Sharaf Institute for Development, Amman, Jordan|
|2002-2003||Policy Analyst, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies & Research, Abu Dhabi, UAE|
|2000-2002||Lecturer (Part-time), Jordan Institute of Diplomacy, Amman, Jordan|
|2000-2002||Programme Officer, United Nations Leadership Institute, Amman, Jordan|
|1998-2000||Prince of Wales and King Faisal Scholar, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
- Arabic (not for broadcast)
- Saudi Arabia and the Politics of Oil, Saudi Foreign Policy: Conflict and Cooperation in Uncertain Times, IB Tauris, edited by Neil Partrick, forthcoming 2014
- Siria: las debilidades y errores de un régimen político Voces, Tramas y trayectorias: la protestas populares en el Medio Oriente y Norte de África. Monterrey: Universidad de Monterrey and Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. pp. 45-94 (2014)
- Jordan, The Iraq War: Causes and Consequences, edited by Rick Fawn and Raymond Hinnebusch, 2006
- The Gulf Arab States, Good Governance and the Oil Monarchies, edited by Tom Najem, Routledge, 2002
- Jordan First: Redefining the Kingdom’s Strategic Role, Development and Democratisation in Jordan, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2000
- Syria and the New World Order, Ithaca Press, 1999
- Paris Attacks: Governance, Not Airstrikes, Will Topple ISIS in Syria 18 November 2015
- Hands of Power: The Rise of Syria's Assad Family 04 November 2015
- Putin Will Not Give Up Expanding Moscow's Influence 20 October 2015
- What the UK Can Do to Solve the Refugee Crisis 07 October 2015
- Five Reasons Why Including Assad in a 'Managed Transition' Will Fail 30 September 2015
- Syria Safe Zones Will Undermine US Fight Against ISIS 29 July 2015
- British Air Strikes Against ISIS Will Only Add to Human Suffering in Syria 22 July 2015
- A Setback for Kurdish Self-rule? 16 June 2015
- UK Election Notes: Foreign Policy Opportunities – Resettling Syrian Refugees 10 April 2015
- Bashar al-Assad Has Squandered His Father’s Foreign Policy Gains 06 March 2015
- As Fallon warns Russia is making the Syria situation more dangerous, should Britain be wading into the quagmire? City AM
- Britain takes in so few refugees from Syria they would fit on a subway train The Washington Post
- Migrant deaths on land and at sea strengthen calls for change in Europe The Washington Post
- Emboldened UK government eyes ISIS strikes in Syria Al Jazeera
- Turkey joined the fight against ISIS, but not for the reasons you think Reuters
- Foreign Office has a vital role Sunday Express
- Interview: Syria crisis may drag on due to IS threat: British expert Global Post