Scott Horton Interviews Kevjn Lim

Scott Horton, May 21, 2012

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Kevjn Lim, independent writer and humanitarian professional, discusses his article “Israel’s Reluctant Friend;” the alleged high-level leak within the US government that supposedly exposed Azerbaijan’s offer of airstrips for an Israeli attack on Iran; Azerbaijan’s uncertain motivation for doing such a thing – if it’s true – since it has no real enmity with neighboring Iran and would face serious military consequences; and how Azerbaijan shares Turkey’s role as a bridge between the Muslim world and the West.

MP3 here. (16:34)

Kevjn Lim is an independent writer and humanitarian professional. He is also a contributing analyst at Open Briefing: The Civil Society Intelligence Agency. From 2007-2011, he served as delegate with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Palestinian Territories, Darfur, Iraq, Ghaddhafi’s Libya and Afghanistan, specializing in protection and analysis. Prior to that, he taught modern languages at both Trinity and Queens’ Colleges, University of Melbourne (2004-2006), and served as intelligence officer with the Singapore Armed Forces (2001-2004).

Kevjn holds a BA Honours (First Class) in political science and Jewish-Islamic studies from the University of Melbourne, and submitted his thesis on Israeli politics (co-supervised by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem). His work has appeared in a number of publications including Israel Affairs, Jerusalem Post, The Diplomat, openDemocracy and Asia Times Online. Besides English, he is fluent in Arabic, French, Hebrew, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Persian, Romanian and Spanish.

Born and raised in Singapore, he is currently based in the Middle East.

5 Responses to “Kevjn Lim”

  1. Wish that one was longer… he seemed like a guy who knew what he was talking about, and who didn't claim to know everything…

  2. Empire USA — An absolute top-down dictatorship

    If it will boost the economy, our corporate rich will order Obama to plunder Iran

  3. dude listen Azer is on Israel's side for one major reason. The end point for the oil going to Asia from the BTC line that starts in Azerbaijan is Israel it has to pass through there to hit the Red Sea. Case closed.

  4. طريق الذئاب المتصارعة علي عرش التكية

  5. By the way, Scott, you're find of mentioning the 'King of Kuwait', but there is no such person.

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