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 session from a Chatham House conference regarding the ‘Future of Syria’ on 15 March 2019. The panel explored the current political context in Syria, funding mechanisms for reconstruction, and the social, economic and demographic implications for Syrians inside and outside of the country.