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Iran and Israel: covert war games in Africa

Speakers: Dino Mahtani
Chair: Dr Chris Alden

Thursday 24 May 2012, 12noon to 2:00pm, EAS.E168 (LSE East Building)

Dinesh Mahtani will present on how the conflict between Iran and Israel is being fought out on African soil. The two countries are not only fighting a war of words in regards to Iran's nuclear programme. Their hostility is also seen in a covert proxy war in Africa, and is manifest across the entire continent. Based on his extensive knowledge and field research, Mathani will shed new light on the intersection of local conflict and external dynamics which had sustained political & economic turmoil in west, central and east Africa, as well as the Horn.



Dinesh Mahtani is a former student at the London School of Economics. He has spent the best part of 10 years working on African issues, covering west and central Africa for Reuters and subsequently the Financial Times. He has also served as an expert on a number of UN Security Council investigations, mandated to investigate violations of UN arms embargoes in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Somalia and Eritrea.




Dr Chris Alden is head of the LSE IDEAS Africa Programme



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