Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

What Gertrude Bell's Letters Remind Us About the Founding of Iraq

June 14, 2017 The New Yorker

Faculty Fellow Elias Muhanna in The New Yorker, "This task, along with her advocacy for Arab self-determination at the Cairo Conference of 1921, is one of the reasons why historians, biographers, and filmmakers have crowded around her, particularly since Iraq has again become a focus of geopolitical contestation. The other reason is her letters, which capture both her charisma and the intensely social character of her time in the Middle East."

What Gertrude Bell's Letters Remind Us About the Founding of Iraq (written by Elias Muhanna) – The New Yorker