Dr Simon Mabon
Dr Simon Mabon is a Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University. His research explores the International Relations of the Middle East, with a particular focus upon religion, sovereignty, and political violence within the Persian Gulf. He is a member of management committee of the Richardson Institute at Lancaster University and is also the dissemination co-ordinator for the Terrorism and Political Violence Association (TAPVA), of which the FPC is a member. He is the author of Saudi Arabia and Iran: Soft power rivalry in the Middle East, (London: I.B. Tauris, 2012) along with 'The Battle for Bahrain: Iranian-Saudi rivalry', Middle East Policy, Vol.19 No.2, 2012, and 'Kingdom in Crisis: Saudi Arabia, Instability and the Arab Spring', Contemporary Security Policy, 2012. He is also on Twitter @drmabon
- FPC Briefing: Da'ish, the Ikhwan and Lessons from History
- FPC Briefing: Saudi Arabia – US Relations and the Failure of Riyadh's Securitization Project
- FPC Briefing: Preventing Violence Against Women: The Case of Iraq
- FPC Briefing: The Moral and the Strategic-The UK's Response to the Syrian Crisis
- FPC Briefing: Daesh, Geopolitics and the Resurgence of Pan Arabism?
- FPC Briefing: IS, Regional Security and the End of Sykes-Picot
- FPC Briefing: Constructing Sectarianisms and Conflict in the Middle East
- FPC Briefing: The Middle Eastern 'Great Game'
- FPC Briefing: A 'New Hope' as the 'Empire Strikes Back'- British Soft Power in 2013
- FPC Briefing: Bahrain – between Geopolitical and Humanitarian Concerns
- FPC Briefing: Saudi Arabia, 'New Media' and UK Relations with the Kingdom