Dr. Simon A. Waldman is lecturer in Middle East Studies at King’s College London. His research interests include the Arab-Israeli Conflict, the Middle East Peace Process, international diplomacy, state building in the Middle East as well as Turkish history and politics. His first book “Anglo-American Diplomacy and the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1948-1951” will shortly be published by Palgrave Macmillan, and he is currently working on a co-authored book on contemporary Turkish politics that will be published by Hurst.