SEPADPod with Ian Black

6th Jun 2019 by Dr. Simon Mabon

On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Ian Black, Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSE's Middle East Centre. Black is a former Middle East editor, diplomatic editor and European editor for the Guardian newspaper. In recent years he has reported and commented extensively on the Arab uprisings and their aftermath in Syria, Libya and Egypt, along with frequent visits to Iran, the Gulf and across the MENA region. His latest book, a new history of the Palestine–Israel conflict, was published in 2017 to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration and the 50th anniversary of the 1967 war. On this episode, Simon and Ian talk about Ian's career reporting on the Middle East, reporting on Palestine, Anwar Sadat's visit to Israel, the Iranian revolution and Israeli-GCC relations. A must listen!