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Neill is one of the world’s leading Middle Eastern political historians and specialist in the modern history of Europe and the Mediterranean.
He has served as an advisor to politicians in the Middle East, on both sides of the political divide, and consults for business leaders. Neill is a regular commentator in the international press and often appears on television news in the UK, Europe and America.
Neill Lochery is a specialist in politics and modern history of Europe and the Mediterranean Middle East. He received his PhD from Durham University and is currently The Catherine Lewis Professor of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Studies at University College London.
Recent research has encompassed the political and economic issues facing Europe and the Mediterranean. Published research includes, Anglo-Israeli relations, Arms Sales to Israel, Israeli electoral politics, Israel’s Second Lebanon War, the Middle East Peace Process and a comparative study of the peace processes of Northern Ireland and the Middle East.
Following extensive archival research and gaining access to recently unpublished documents, in his latest book, Neill recounts the history of the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, during World War II, and challenges some of the existing versions of Portugal’s role. This new and engaging account of WWII neutrality, is published by PublicAffairs, USA.