Gil Murciano is a policy analyst and scholar specialising on Middle-Eastern international politics. He is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the SWP and had recently served as a Fox Fellow at Yale University. In addition, he is currently leading a Berlin-based policy initiative which aims to turn Middle-Eastern refugees into foreign policy advisers. Gil’s career path has been forged both in the academic and policy worlds.
His diverse experience with the geopolitics of the Middle-East 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). 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. 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.