Dr. Clive Jones

Professor of Regional Security; Deputy Head, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University

Clive Jones holds a Chair in Regional Security (Middle East) in the School of Government and International Affairs, University of Durham, where he is also Deputy Head of School. He was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Historical Society in 2011, and was among the founding members of the European Association of Israel Studies (EAIS). He went on to Chair the Association between 2013-2016, and continues to a member and act in an advisory capacity to the board. Between 2007 and 2010, he was co-editor of the journal Civil Wars and is currently an editorial board member of the SSCI-ranked Middle Eastern Studies and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

Professor Jones’ research interests lie in three related areas: International Relations (particularly with regard to foreign and defense policy decision-making), Middle East studies (with a clear emphasis on Israel and Gulf Security), and security studies (with emphasis on low intensity conflict and the political and operational use of intelligence as it relates to the Middle East). In 2010, his book, Britain and the Yemen Civil War 1962-1965, which disclosed for the first time Israel’s covert involvement in the conflict, was the subject of a BBC documentary. More recent publications have appeared in the journals International Affairs, Journal of Strategic Studies, and Small Wars and Insurgencies. He is currently research and writing a book (with Dr. Alan Craig) on Israel as a securitized state, to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.