Dr. Asaf Siniver is Associate Professor in International Security in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham. He works on conflict resolution and third-party mediation, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the international relations of the Middle East, contemporary US foreign policy, foreign policy analysis and international security. He has published books, journal articles, reports and policy briefs on these issues, and has advised governmental and non-governmental actors working in these areas. He is also a Fellow at the Institute for Conflict,Cooperation and Security (ICCS) and Co-Executive Editor of the journal Civil Wars. Between 2011-13 he was a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow, working on the project Evaluating the Effectiveness of Third Party Interventions in the Arab-Israeli Conflict.
In recent years he collaborated with the Moroccan security services on counter-terrorism, the Directorate General of the EU and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on the Arab Spring, and EU ambassadors on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He also wrote policy reports for the Academic Peace Orchestra Middle East on Mediating the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process: Current Prospects and Alternative Frameworks, and briefed officers from the UK Ministry of Defense on International Security and Iran\'s nuclear programme. He is a regular commentator on these issues in various media outlets, and teaches academic courses on diplomacy, mediation and the politics of the Arab-Israeli conflict.