JDB paper on Arab Spring published by the Global Policy Institute

I am pleased to report that the respected Global Policy Institute has published my piece on the ongoing developments in the Middle East and North Africa entitled, “The United States and the Arab Spring: In a Policy Void, Events Become Philosophical Hostages.”

As the title suggests, the piece examines the role of the  United States in the evolving situation and questions the philosophical impact that Obama has had on the chain of events in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. It suggests that the president has a little over a year to put his stamp on foreign affairs before someone else gets the chance to do so.

Take a read at http://www.gpilondon.com/index.php?id=315


JDB and the Global Policy Institute

I am very pleased to announce that I have been appointed a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute.

Created in August 2006 as a Research Institute of London Metropolitan University, The Global Policy Institute brings together academics from the social sciences and business disciplines to formulate new policy solutions. I will be working with the institute’s Director, Professor Stephen Hasler and Research Associate Chris Luenen to produce both research and consultancy that will be of direct practical use to decision-makers and civil society groups.

I have been drawn to the institute in part because of its commitment to its London context. Its base at Jewry Street in the City of London ensures it can draw on its international connections and continue to utilise its well established links with practitioners in business and financial services.

I will be working with the Global Policy Institute as I continue my research and analysis into the role of the United States on the world stage in the early twenty-first century and my exploration of the life of Robert S. McNamara. I am very much looking forward to the opportunity of working with their team of dedicated researchers and to the potential that this initiative promises for all concerned.