Sir John Jenkins is a former Ambassador to Syria (2007-9), Libya (2011) and Saudi Arabia (2012-5). He joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1980 and served in Abu Dhabi (1983-86), Malaysia (1989-92) and Kuwait (1995-98) before being appointed Ambassador to Burma (1999-2002). He was subsequently HM Consul-General in Jerusalem (2003-06). In 2014 he wrote a policy review into the Muslim Brotherhood and Political Islamism for Prime Minister David Cameron. He is Executive Director of The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and a Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale.
Our Voice of the Week is a timely Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) podcast titled ‘Debates on the Use of Military Force’, which discusses when the use of lethal force and AUMFs (Authorizations for the Use of Military Force) are legitimate. The podcast is hosted by Director of the CSIS International Security Program, Kathleen H. Hicks, and guests include Melissa Dalton (CSIS), Richard Fontaine (Center for a New American Security) and Luke Hartig (New America).