Jan Petersen is a danish journalist writing for the danish daily newspapers JyllandsPosten and Kristeligt Dagblad about the Middle East. He is a contributor to documentary programme P1 Dokumentar, produced by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. He holds a Masters degree in Political Science from University of Copenhagen as well as a degree in journalism from the Danish Schools of Media and Journalism. He has served as Head of Section at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and taught International Relations Theory at the University of Copenhagen and at the Royal Danish Army Officers Academy. He has numerous peer review publications about Security and the Middle East.