Dr Anthony Billingsley is a Lecturer of International Relations at the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW. Anthony’s main research focus is the Middle East and international law. His specialist interests include political succession in the Arab world, the role of constitutions and law in the region, and the politics of the Gulf, Syria and Egypt. He is also interested in international legal issues such as the use of force and humanitarian intervention, and the impact of US foreign policy, especially on the Middle East. Anthony is currently engaged in research relating to the role of law, including international law, in the Middle East.