Robert Uniacke is a current MA candidate for the degree of Arab Studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He is also a Research Assistant at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. Hailing from Suffolk in the UK, Robert previously attended Durham University where he received his BA in History and Arabic with time spent living and working in Beirut and Oman. He then served briefly in the British Civil Service before attending Georgetown. His academic and professional interests include national security and foreign policy with a focus on the Gulf states. A passionate linguist, Robert speaks Spanish, Arabic, rusty Japanese, and is currently learning Persian. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, playing guitar, and complaining incessantly about Brexit.