James Moran is Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels. He was Principal Advisor on the Middle East and North Africa at the EU's External Action Service in Brussels in 2016/2017. His long service with the European Institutions was spent entirely in external relations and includes wide experience in European foreign, security, trade and development policy in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. From 2012 to 2016, he was EU Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation in the Arab Republic of Egypt, and from 1999-2002 was EU Ambassador to Jordan and Yemen. James was also the EU's senior coordinator in Libya during the 2011 revolution.