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James Ker-Lindsay, Prof

London School of Economics and Political Science, European Institute

Areas of Expertise

Country of residence

United Kingdom

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Research Discipline

Politics & International Relations


Professor Ker-Lindsay has extensive print, radio and television experience as a commentator on South East European affairs, EU enlargement, and on issues relating to secession and independence movements. He has been interviewed by, amongst others, AFP, AP, BBC, CNN, The Economist, The Guardian, New York Times, Reuters, The Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

Language Skills

  • Modern Greek (Good)
  • Serbo-Croat (Basic)


James Ker-Lindsay is Senior Visiting Fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies, Oxford University. His research concentrates on conflict peace and security in South East Europe, EU enlargement, and secession and recognition in international politics. His authored books include, The Foreign Policy of Counter Secession, Preventing the Recognition of Contested States (Oxford University Press, 2012); The Cyprus Problem: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2011); Kosovo: The Path to Contested Statehood in the Balkans (I.B.Tauris,2009), Crisis and Conciliation: A Year of Rapprochement between Greece and Turkey (I.B.Tauris, 2007), and EU Accession and UN Peacemaking in Cyprus (Palgrave Macmillan 2005). In addition to his academic work, he also has extensive experience in public and private sector consulting and advising and has a practical background in conflict analysis and resolution. He has served as a research analyst at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and as expert advisor to the UN Misson of Good Offices in Cyprus.