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Dr. Lim is principal research analyst for the Middle East and North Africa, and country lead on Iran and Israel, offering clients geostrategic, domestic political, and corporate security risk advice and forecasts. He also provides analytical products and bespoke briefings on the Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria. In an independent capacity, he has written or consulted for a range of publications and research institutions. Dr. Lim was a former delegate with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with postings in the Palestinian West Bank, Sudan's Darfur region, Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan, handling issues linked to the protection of the civilian population in the context of International Humanitarian Law, and networking with non-state actors and armed militias.
He has a Ph.D in international relations and an MA in security studies, both from Tel Aviv University, and a BA (Hons First Class) in political science and Middle East studies from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Lim is fluent in Arabic, Hebrew, Mandarin, Persian, French, Italian, and Spanish, and has conversational-level Romanian and Turkish. He also contributes commentary to print and broadcast media outlets.