Gil Murciano is a policy analyst and scholar specialising on Middle-Eastern international politics. He is currently leading a Berlin-based policy initiative which aims to utilise the unique knowledge of Middle-Eastern refugees as foreign policy advisers to German policy makers and planners. Gil received his PhD from Freie Universität Berlin. His dissertation analyses the influence of honour as a distinct factor in peace negotiations in the Middle East. He recently served as a Fox Fellow at the Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University. Gil’s career path has been forged both in the academic and policy worlds. His diverse experience with Middle-Eastern international politics is the basis upon which he experiments with core concepts of global security. Gil formerly worked as the senior foreign policy analyst and task force leader at the Tel-Aviv-based Reut Institute for Strategic Thinking (currently known as The Reut Group). In this capacity, he served as a strategic consultant to major government and non-governmental agencies on conceptual matters of regional security and foreign policy. He led the Institute's effort to redefine Israel's regional policy following the events of the "Arab Spring". Before joining Reut, Gil served (2006-2009) as an analyst in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office. Gil is also a contributing member to the Israeli-Arab King's College-based Atkin Fellowship Network.