Ideas. Action. Impact. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy The Washington Institute: Improving the Quality of U.S. Middle East Policy

Other Pages

Outside Authors

Also available in العربية

Kevjn Lim


Kevjn Lim is an independent researcher focusing on foreign and security policy in the wider Middle East, where he has been based for nearly a decade. He is also an analyst with Open Briefing: The Civil Society Intelligence Agency, and consults on developments in the region. His previous professional postings include Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Turkey, Israel, and the Palestinian territories, notably as delegate with the International Committee of the Red Cross. He has also traveled widely elsewhere in the Middle East and Central Asia.

Kevjn is fluent in Persian, Arabic, Hebrew, Mandarin, and French, and proficient in Turkish, among other languages. He holds a BA Hons (First Class) in political science and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Melbourne and is just concluding postgraduate work in security studies at Tel Aviv University, with a dissertation on grand strategic adjustments in post-revolutionary Iran. His work has appeared in Comparative Strategy, Israel Affairs, the Begin-Sadat Center's Mideast Security and Policy Studies, National Interest, the Diplomat, and Jerusalem Post.

Back to Top

Most Recent Analysis

Iran Seen from Beijing

June 11, 2015