Dr Guy Burton

Guy Burton is Adjunct Professor at Vesalius College, Brussels and a Fellow of the Sectarianism, Proxies and De-Sectarianism Project at Lancaster University. Previously he has held research and teaching positions at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai, Nottingham University’s Malaysia campus, the University of Kurdistan-Hewler in the Kurdish region of Iraq and Birzeit University in Palestine. In 2018-19 he was also a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics Middle East Centre.

Dr Burton’s current research focus is on the politics and international relations of the Middle East. He is particularly concerned with the role of rising powers like the BRICS and their involvement in conflict management. These topics are covered in his two most recent books, China and Middle East Conflicts (Routledge, 2020) and Rising Powers and the Arab-Israeli Conflict since 1947 (Lexington, 2018). In addition to his current studies, Dr Burton has maintained an ongoing interest in political leadership more generally and is the co-author of Presidential Leadership in the Americas since Independence (Lexington, 2016).