Professor Rosemary Hollis

Professor of Middle East Policy Studies and Director of the Olive Tree Scholarship Programme at City University London.

Prof Rosemary Hollis is Professor of Middle East Policy Studies and Director of the Olive Tree Scholarship Programme at City University London. Her research and publications focus on international political and security issues in the Middle East, particularly European, EU, UK and US relations with the region and the international dimensions of regional conflicts. Prior to joining City University in 2008 Prof Hollis was Head of the Middle East Programme (1995-2005), then Director of Research at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs). She has a PhD in Political Science from George Washington University
in Washington, DC, where she also taught for a number of years; an MA in War Studies and a BA in History from King’s College, University of London,.
Saving Syria Is More Important Than Winning the

Saving Syria Is More Important Than Winning the War

In effect the Westerners want to take sides in a multi-dimensional war, with no guarantee that their chosen protégées will prevail. Most likely, by arming the rebels they will give carte blanche to the Russians and Iranians to reinforce their support for Assad and his allies, including the Lebanese Shia faction Hezballah.
27/03/2013 09:39 GMT