George R. Trumbull IV teaches Middle East history at Dartmouth College and is an editor of Middle East Report.
Articles by this Author
|Speaking of Water||
|On Piracy and the Afterlives of Failed States||
Until the resurgence of naval predation in the late 2000s, pirates were confined to the realm of the fantastic -- novels, films and stage productions. Since Western states last worried about pirates in the eighteenth century, the intrinsic, man-...
|A Tale of Two Secessions in the Sahara||
The March 2001 destruction of the Buddhas of Bamyan, Afghanistan, introduced a new loanword into the Euro-American political vocabulary. The Taliban’s new explosion into world consciousness catalyzed, until September of that year, more hand...