Professor Toby Dodge

Professor Toby Dodge

Centre Director

Middle East Centre

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Toby is Director of the LSE Middle East Centre, Kuwait Professor and Professor in the International Relations Department at LSE. He is also Senior Consulting Fellow for the Middle East at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London.

Toby's research concentrates on the evolution of the post-colonial state in the international system. The main focus of this work on the developing world is the state in the Middle East, specifically Iraq:

  • The shift from the colonial to the post colonial with the birth and evolution of the state in Iraq.

  • The use of coercive diplomacy in the post cold war world.

  • How the application of sanctions on Iraq transformed the state, society and the economy.

  • The Bush doctrine, the reordering of international relations and intervention in 'rogue' states.

  • The causes and consequences of regime change in Iraq.

  • The descent of Iraq into civil war.

  • The development of American Counter insurgency doctrine and its application to Iraq.


Iraq; Middle East; state formation; international relations; regime change

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