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 Video of the Week is a Brookings panel discussion, “Islam as statecraft: How governments use religion in foreign policy,’ featuring Senior Fellow Shadi Hamid, Non-resident Senior Fellow Peter Mandaville and former Brookings expert Geneive Abdo. The Boston Globes’s columnist Indira Lakshmanan moderates.