– Ahead of the Curve, the FPA goes behind the News –
Yesterday we held a press conference with Professor Jacob Mundy to discuss the recent events in Western Sahara with Brahim Ghali, leader of the independentist Polisario Front declaring the end of a 29-year-old ceasefire with Morocco.
Foreign Press Association President Ian Williams is joined by Professor Jacob Mundy who traces the origins and outcomes of an obscured but important struggle that calls the UN Charter into question.
Jacob Mundy holds a PhD from the University of Exeter and is an Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Colgate University. During the 2018–19 academic year, he was a visiting professor at the Université de Tunis as a Fulbright Scholar.
His research focuses on armed conflict and foreign intervention in North Africa, where he has conduced field research in Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Western Sahara. Among his books are Libya (Polity Press, 2018) and a new updated second edition of Western Sahara: War, Nationalism, and Conflict Irresolution, co-authored with Stephen Zunes.