Senior Consulting Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme
Peter Salisbury

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Peter is the former energy editor of the Middle East Economic Digest (MEED), and has worked as a journalist and analyst focused on political economy issues in the MENA region since 2008.

He has written widely for The Economist, Financial Times, Foreign Policy and Vice News among other publications and worked as a consultant to the UK government’s Department for International Development, the UN and the World Bank.

Between 2011 and 2013 Peter worked closely with the Yemen Forum at Chatham House on a series of public and private research projects on the political economy of Yemen.

Peter holds an Msc in International Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and an MA in English & Scottish Literature from the University of Edinburgh.

Areas of expertise

  • Yemen - politics and economics
  • GCC - politics and economics
  • Energy and commodities
  • Political economy