Haian Dukhan

is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Teeside University and a fellow of the Centre for Syrian Studies at the University of St Andrews. He taught politics and international relations at the universities of Leicester, Edinburgh and Queen Mary University of London. He also held research positions at the Central European University in Austria and Roskilde University in Denmark. His most recent book is State And Tribes In Syria: Informal Alliances And Conflict Patterns.