Category Archives: labour

North Sea Interviews

Spoke to lovely lefties in Denmark and the Netherlands: Laleh Khalili: Sandheden om vor tids kapitalisme udstilles på verdenshaveneLangsomme samtaler med Rune Lykkeberg Professor i international politik ved Queens Mary University har undersøgt den maritime kapitalisme og de forsyningskæder, som … Continue reading

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Planet B: Laleh Khalili on Sovereignty and Seafarers

“Instead of treating the ocean as a space for frictionless accumulation, can we imagine a “blue new deal” that refuses to carve up water into routes and resources controlled by the most powerful? This episode features insights from Tina Ngata, … Continue reading

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Big Ship Capitalism with the Dig Podcast

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This Machine Kills Podcast

7 April 2021 Okay, so the big boat is no longer blocking the Suez Canal. But that doesn’t mean we can go back to ignoring the global networks of capitalism and colonialism that make our world run. Laleh Khalili – … Continue reading

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Salwa Aleryani’s project on infrastructures and the maritime

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

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Interview with 032c Magazine

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

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Carceral Seas

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!

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Interview with Project on Middle East Politics (PoMEP)

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:

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Book launch at Princeton

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

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Brilliantly fun interview with Tank Magazine

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!

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