Victor Kattan

Victor is a senior research fellow at the Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore and an associate fellow at the university’s Faculty of Law. Victor has a PhD from the School of Law at SOAS, University of London and an LLM from Leiden University’s Europa Institute.

He is the inaugural winner of the Asian Society of International Law’s Young Scholar Prize, and is the author and editor of three books, including From Coexistence to Conquest: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1891–1949 (London: Pluto, 2009) and, with the late Peter Sluglett, Violent Radical Movements in the Arab World: The Ideology and Politics of Non-State Actors (London: Bloomsbury, 2019). Victor has written and spoken widely about various aspects of the Israel-Palestine dispute, the laws of war, human rights and the history of international law. He is an occasional contributing writer for the English language edition of Ha’aretz.