Jay Mens is Executive Director and Recanati-Kaplan Senior Fellow for Applied History at the Cambridge Middle East and North Africa Forum, a think-tank based at the University of Cambridge. Jay is a regular contributor to Al-Arabiya and has written for Foreign Policy, The Spectator, and The National Interest, among other publications. He also publishes academically on diplomatic and intellectual history. Jay holds an M.Phil. in History and a B.A. in Politics with Double First Class honours, both from the University of Cambridge. He is fluent in French, German, Italian, Hebrew, Arabic, and Persian.