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Author Archives: Laleh Khalili
I just wrote a little something on Infrastructures for Noema Magazine. It starts by discussing the Rishiganga dam: Early on the morning of Feb. 7, in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, a massive flash flood crashed through the Rishiganga hydroelectric … Continue reading
I was thrilled to publish a piece for the London Review of Books on China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Instead of wanting to look at it through the eyes of the Chinese or -more egregiously- US policy-makers, I was really … Continue reading
In mid-December Laleh talked to the lovely people of A Correction Podcast about shipping, global capitalism, and her book, Sinews. The podcast can be found here: https://www.acorrectionpodcast.com/phonyeconomy/pwwkr2g88zem6b5lr74sn3h44kznlb
Salwa Eleryani is a Yemeni artist and graduate student at UdK Berlin who has been working on a project evocatively called She smiled as though she were squinting at the future through heavy smoke. The project, as part of the … Continue reading
An interview I did with Victoria Camblin a few months ago is now up on the site of 032c magazine. I won’t cut and paste as their graphics are pretty cool: https://032c.com/laleh-khalili-sinews-of-war-and-trade
I gave a talk to the Millennium Conference in October which can be seen here: And hopefully it will be published in the next few months!
I was invited by the lovely people of the Danish Institute for International Studies to give a talk on infrastructures. The abstract for the talk was: Monday 19 October, 15.00-15.45DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International StudiesOnline via Zoom Accumulation of … Continue reading
Below is my interview with PoMEP founder Marc Lynch on Sinews. It is more focused on the politics of the Middle East than some of the other interviews I have had: The Podcast can also be heard via this link:
Conversations -formal and informal, over lunch or over Zoom- with Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi are always immensely fun: they are rich, go in unexpected directions and always invoke lots of new ideas, and lots of new ways of seeing even stuff I … Continue reading
Last month the brilliant Thomas Roueché interviewed me on Sinews for Tank magazine. The interview can be found here: https://tankmagazine.com/issue-84/features/the-sinews-of-war-and-trade/ I am not reposting the content, because the piece has such cool graphics on their website!