Alistair Burt


Distinguished Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

Read Law at St John’s Oxford.

Member of Parliament for Bury North in 1983-1997.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Social Security 1992–1995, Minister of State, Minister for Disabled People, 1995–1997, Minister for Manchester and Salford 1994-1997.

Member of Parliament for North East Bedfordshire in 2001-2019. In 2010–2013, he is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the Middle East, North Africa, North America and South Asia.

Minister of State for Community and Primary Care 2015–2016 Minister of State FCO/DFID for MENA 2017–2019.

Alistair Burt is a member of Her Majesty’s Privy Council since 2013.

He is the UK Commissioner to the International Commission on Missing Persons, based in The Hague, since 2013.

He currently works with Middle Eastern conflict resolution group Forward Thinking, and other interests.

He is on the Council of the European Council of Foreign Relations, a Distinguished Fellow of RUSI and is the Pro-Chancellor of Lancaster University.



Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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