Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme
Peter Salisbury
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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

Broadcast experience

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