Peter Salisbury joined Chatham House’s Middle East and North Africa Programme as an associate fellow in September 2015.
The former energy editor of the Middle East Economic Digest (MEED), Peter has worked as a journalist and analyst focused on political economy issues in the MENA region since 2008. He writes regularly for The Economist, Financial Times and Foreign Policy among other publications and has worked as a consultant to the UK government’s Department for International Development, the UN and the World Bank.
Between 2011 and 2013 he worked closely with the Yemen Forum at Chatham House on a series of public and private research projects on the political economy of Yemen. This work culminated in the publication of the Chatham House Report, Yemen: Corruption, Capital Flight and Global Drivers of Conflict. Peter holds an Msc in International Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.
- Yemen - politics and economics
- GCC - politics and economics
- Energy and commodities
- Political economy
Extensive experience as a commentator for Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN and Sky among others.
- Arabic - Basic - Not suitable for broadcast
- German - Conversational - Not suitable for broadcast
- Spanish - Fluent - Suitable for broadcast
- Yemen: Stemming the Rise of a Chaos State Research Paper, May 2016
- How Yemen’s United Nations mediation could avoid failing again (but probably won’t) The Washington Post, October 2015
- As civilian toll rises in Yemen, Houthis and Saudis just dig in World Politics Review, October 2015
- Yemen and the Saudi-Iranian 'Cold War’ Research Paper, February 2015
- 'Federalism, Conflict and Fragmentation: The Limits of International Approaches to State-Building in Yemen', Saferworld, September 2015
- 'Corruption in Yemen: Maintaining the Status Quo?', in Rebuilding Yemen: political, economic and social challenges, September 2015, Gerlach Press
- Yemen Corruption, Capital Flight, and Global Drivers of Conflict Chatham House Report, September 2013
- Yemen's Economy: Oil, Imports and Elites Programme Paper, October 2011
- Saudi Pressure on Child Rights Report Undermines UN's Credibility 10 June 2016
- In Volatile Middle East, West Must Not Forget Yemen 31 March 2016
- UN Must Break Cycle of Transitional Failure in Yemen 26 October 2015
- Why Yemen Must Conquer Corruption to Save the Poor 17 October 2013