Laleh Khalili

Laleh KHALILI is Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary University of London and author of Sinews of War and Trade: Shipping and Capitalism in the Arabian Peninsula (Verso, 2020), among others. Khalili’s most recent research project engages the politics and political economy of war and militaries as it intersects with infrastructure, logistics, and transport with specific focus on the Middle East. Khalili follows the geography of ports and trade routes, mapping the infrastructure of imperialism and its relation to logistics to create an image of the technosphere as it expands geographically along its many ports.