28 August 2006

Fred Halliday (1946 – 2010)

  Fred Halliday  



Born in Dublin, Fred Halliday studied at Queen's College, Oxford and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. A specialist on Middle Eastern affairs, with particular reference to Iran, Halliday spoke Arabic and Persian. He has been Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics. He also was an editorial associate of the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), and a regular on ABC, BBC and CBC radio and TV broadcasts. TNI Fellow from 1975 until 2000, Halliday served as an advisor on Middle Eastern, Central Asian and Eastern European matters. He died in april 2006 in Barcelona.




Bush’s Triumph: three Ends and a Beginning [November 2004]


Areas of interest


slamicism; Iran; Afghanistan; Middle Eastern politics; identity politics






Two Hours that Shook the World Book Cover

The World at 2000 Book Cover


Two Hours that Shook the World. September 11, 2001: Causes and Consequences Saqi Books, November 2001

The World at 2000. Perils and Promises Palgrave Macmillan, October 2000

Revolution and World Politics. The Rise and Fall of the Sixth Great Power Palgrave Macmillan, August 1999

Islam and the Myth of Confrontation. Religion and Politics in the Middle East I.B. Tauris, 1996

From Potsdam to Perestroika. Conversations with Cold Warriors BBC Publications, London, 1995

Rethinking International Relations. Realism and the Neoliberal Challenge Macmillan, London, 1994

Arabs in Exile. Yemeni Migrants in Urban Britain I.B. Tauris, October 1992

Revolutions and Foreign Policy. The Case of South Yemen Cambridge University Press, 1990

Cold War, Third World. An Essay on Soviet-American Relations Radius, London, 1989

Beyond Irangate. The Reagan Doctrine and the Third World TransNational Issues 1, TNI 1987

The Making of the Second World War Verso, London, 1983

The Ethiopian Revolution with Maxime Molyneux, Verso, London, 1982

Soviet Policy in the Arc of Crisis TNI/IPS, June 1981

Iran. Dictatorship and Development Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1979

Mercenaries in the Persian Gulf. Counter-insurgency in Oman Russell Press, Nottingham, 1979

Arabia without Sultans Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1974


Contributions to Books


Islam is in danger. Authority, Rushdie and the Struggle for the Migrant Soul. In: Jochen Hippler and Andrea Leug (ed) The Next Threat. Western Perceptions of Islam TNI/Pluto Press, London, 1995

The Siren of Nationalism. In: Chester Hartman and Pedro Vilanova (ed) Paradigms Lost. The Post Cold War Era TNI/Pluto Press, London, 1992


Selected articles


Fidel Castro’s legacy: Cuban conversations Open Democracy, 25 August 2006

Bush’s Triumph: three Ends and a Beginning Open Democracy, 17 November 2004

The Crisis of Universalism: America and Radical Islam after 9/11 Open Democracy, 16 September 2004

Terrorism in Historical Perspective Open Democracy, 22 April 2004

Looking back on Saddam Hussein Open Democracy, 9 January 2004

New World, But the Same Old Disorder The Observer, 10 March 2002

Aftershocks That Will Eventually Shake Us All The Observer, 25 November 2001

Beyond Bin Laden The Observer, 23 September 2001

No Man is an Island The Observer, 16 September 2001

Kabul's Patriarchy With Guns The Nation, 11 November 1996