Jane Kinninmont specializes in policy-relevant research on conflict and security, with a particular focus on the Middle East. Her main job is as Director of Impact at the European Leadership Network, a network of senior leaders, current and former officials, young leaders and experts from across Europe, who work collaboratively to debate and identify ways to improve European defense, security and foreign policy. She writes for a wide range of publications and is a regular contributor to the broadcast media. Previously, Jane worked as Head of Program for The Elders, whom she advised on their work on Middle East conflicts. From 2011-2018 Jane was Senior Research Fellow, and later Deputy Head of the Middle East and North Africa program at Chatham House, where she directed a research projects on the dynamics of change in the GCC states, and the implications of those changes for the GCC’s relations with Iran, Iraq and Yemen.