Areas of expertise
MENA, Sahara-Sahel, armed conflict, foreign intervention
English, intermediate French, novice Arabic and Spanish
Jacob Mundy is a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and an associate professor in Peace and Conflict Studies and Middle Eastern, and Islamic Studies programs at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. He has conducted field and archival research in Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Western Sahara. In 2018-2019, he taught political-economy at the Université de Tunis as a Fulbright Scholar.
Mundy published several books including “Western Sahara: War, Nationalism, and Conflict Irresolution”, “The Postconflict Environment, Imaginative Geographies of Algerian Violence”, and “Libya”.
The UN should pursue a “free association” option for Western Sahara – a third way that offers a realistic means of fulfilling Sahrawi self-determination