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John Raine CMG OBE is the Senior Adviser on Geopolitical Due Diligence at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). From 1984 until 2017 he was a member of the UK’s diplomatic service serving in Kuwait, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan. He held a number of senior positions in the UK’s National Security Community.

John is also Advisor on Geopolitics to HSBC (Middle East), Chair of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, Senior Trustee of the HALO Trust, and Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Lincoln. John has been a Visiting Professor at the King's Centre for the Study of Intelligence and the Department of War Studies since 2022.