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Dr Philip Robins

Philip's professional career spans journalism, policy studies, consultancy and academia. His engagement with the Middle East dates from 1976, when he lived and worked in Israel. He was later based in Jordan, working for the BBC and The Guardian. His connection with the Economist Intelligence Unit dates back to 1983. Philip Robins undertook his doctoral research in the Politics Department at the University of Exeter, under Tim Niblock. Dr Robins joined Chatham House in 1987, where he was later the founder of the Middle East Programme. Dr Robins was a visiting professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Bosphorus University in Istanbul, 1994/5. He came to Oxford to take up his current post in 1995.  In 2009/2010, Dr Robins held the post of Junior Proctor within the University. 

Philip Robins has two main areas of current research interest: foreign policy analysis of Middle East states; the politics of narcotic drugs.

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