Professor of International Politics, University of Birmingham
Scott Lucas became Professor of International Politics in 2014, having been on the staff of the University of Birmingham since 1989 and a Professor of American Studies since 1997.
He began his career as a specialist in US and British foreign policy, but his research interests now also cover current international affairs – especially North Africa, the Middle East, and Iran – New Media, and Intelligence Services.
A professional journalist since 1979, Professor Lucas is the founder and editor of EA WorldView, a leading website in daily news and analysis of Iran, Turkey, Syria, and the wider Middle East, as well as US foreign policy.
Ukraine war: EU parliament names Russia a 'state sponsor of terrorism' – but it won't stop the missiles
Nov 25, 2022 14:39 pm UTC| Politics
The EU parliament has declared Russia to be a state sponsor of terrorism. The largely symbolic resolution, which passed by a 494-58 vote on November 23, has no particular real-world consequences, but reflects MEPs...
Russia and Iran's growing friendship shows their weakness not their strength
Jul 23, 2022 16:14 pm UTC| Politics
Facing economic and military difficulties in his invasion of Ukraine, the Russian president Vladimir Putin popped up this week in Irans capital Tehran. His plan was to show the world that, despite sanctions on Moscow and...
Saudi Arabia's crown prince, backed by the king, moves for absolute power
Mar 16, 2020 06:00 am UTC| Politics
The news seeped out of Saudi Arabia into international outlets late on March 6. King Salmans brother, Prince Ahmad bin Abdul Aziz, had been detained along with the kings nephew Prince Mohammad bin Nayef, former crown...
Is a war coming between the US and Iran?
May 16, 2019 03:34 am UTC| Insights & Views
You cant say the world wasnt warned. In February, US National Security Adviser John Bolton a leading proponent of the disastrous 2003 Iraq War sent a video message to Irans supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 40...
Pakistan forges closer ties with Saudi Arabia – and Iran isn't happy
Mar 09, 2019 06:02 am UTC| Insights & Views
New relationships are being forged within Pakistan and between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. These relationships and their importance were captured in a single, compelling moment during Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin...
US mid-term results: seven key issues and what they mean for the country's uncertain future
Nov 08, 2018 17:21 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics
America has voted, the results are in, but the countrys future remains uncertain for now. Tuesdays Congressional mid-term elections were billed rightly as among the most important in US history. Decades of widening...
How Russia's UN vetoes have enabled mass murder in Syria
Oct 04, 2018 16:00 pm UTC| Insights & Views
Since the start of Syrias uprising in March 2011, Russia has vetoed 12 UN Security Council resolutions concerning the conflict. Among other things, these resolutions covered human rights violations, indiscriminate aerial...
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