Ian Black is the author of Enemies and Neighbors: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017. He joined the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics as visiting senior fellow in August 2016. He has been the Middle East editor, diplomatic editor, and European editor for the Guardian. He has also written for the Economist and the Washington Post, among other publications. He coauthored Israel's Secret Wars, wrote the introduction to The Arab Spring: Revolution, Rebellion and a New World Order, and contributed to the Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa. He has an MA in history and political science from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in government from LSE. He lives in London.