Alastair Crooke

Director of Conflicts Forum, a small geo-political and geo-financial consultancy, and adviser to a number of larger geo-financial entities. He was formerly advisor on Middle East issues to Javier Solana, the EU Foreign Policy Chief. He has worked in the region for 35 years, including managing a number of ceasefires in the Occupied Territories on behalf of the European Union and working on a number of hostage cases.