Sir John Jenkins

Sir John Jenkins is a senior fellow at Policy Exchange. Until December 2017, he was Corresponding Director (Middle East) at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), based in Manama, Bahrain and was a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He was the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia until January 2015

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Is Biden’s European visit a sign that the more things change, the more they remain the same?

It’s going to be a long eight days — at any rate for excitable diplomatic correspondents and columnists.

June 13, 2021

The real problem is the absence of hope among Palestinians

It is a disturbing film clip, taken on a mobile phone, young protesters running down a darkened street, illuminated by the flames of burning buildings, shouts, screams, gunfire in the background.

May 14, 2021

In the Middle East, money can’t buy you love 

The new Arab News/YouGov poll on US perceptions of the current dispute between Qatar and some of its Arab neighbors is both interesting and complex.

August 06, 2017