Visiting Research Fellow
James Barr is a British historian and author covering Middle Eastern affairs. James read Modern History at Lincoln College, Oxford, before going on to write for the Daily Telegraph. James has also held posts in the City and as a political analyst for the British Embassy in Paris. His publications include: Lawrence of Arabia and the Arab Revolt, Setting the Desert on Fire (2006); Setting the Desert on Fire: T. E. Lawrence and Britain’s Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918 (2009); and A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the Struggle that Shaped the Middle East (2009). James runs his own research consultancy, GVA, and is also currently writing a book on the post-war Middle East.