Jeremy H. KeenanFriends of ISCI
Jeremy Keenan is a social anthropologist and Visiting QMUL Professor with ISCI. A recognised authority on the Sahara and its peoples, especially the Tuareg, he has some 200 academic publications, including a number of full-length documentary films and professional reports, to his name. His work in the Sahara began in 1964. Since then his books on the Sahara include: The Tuareg. People of Ahaggar (1977 republished in 2002); Sahara Man. Travelling with the Tuareg (2001 republished 2003); The Lesser Gods of the Sahara, (Frank Cass, Routledge 2004);The Sahara: Past Present and Future (Routledge 2006) and The Dark Sahara: Americas War on Terror in Africa (Pluto 2009) and The Dying Sahara: US Imperialism and Terror in Africa (Pluto 2011).
Since 2001, his work has focused almost exclusively on state crimes, especially the Global War on Terror (GWOT) on which he has written extensively. As a consultant, he now briefs numerous international governmental bodies, INGOs and corporates and contributes regular Opinion-Editorials to Al Jazeera. In the last century, he also worked on apartheid South Africa, the transition of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and the development of the EU.
A Times Literary Supplement review described him as “his own man: brave, authoritative and master of his environment by dint of scholarship and experience”.
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1 Dec 2014
Q. When is an “expert” not an expert? A. At the In Amenas inquest.
The inquest into the deaths of six British nationals and one UK resident killed in the terrorist attack on the In...
10 Oct 2013
The In Amenas “cover up”
In my previous article on In Amenas, published on this website in May, I spoke of the need for an international...
3 Sep 2013
Mali now has a president. Can he end Mali’s crisis?
On July 26, two days before the first round of voting in Mali’s presidential election, I published an article on Al...
15 May 2013
In Amenas: the need for an international enquiry
Three people (Americans) were killed and 264 injured by the two terrorist bombs planted near the finish of the Boston...
14 Feb 2013
A New Phase in the War on Terror?: A Report by Jeremy Keenan
You can view the article in PDF here – ISCI Report February 2013 – A New Phase in the War on Terror...
Foreign Policy and the Global War on Terror in the Reproduction of Algerian State Power (Vol. 1, No. 2, Spring 2012, pp. 196-216)
This article reveals how Algeria has managed its foreign policy since the “Dirty War” of the 1990s,...
27 Jun 2011
Algeria’s ‘one-eyed’ American general
Bouteflika with Gaddafi...
17 Apr 2011
UK in North Africa: Myths and contradictions
Has British support for the Algerian government helped prop up Muammar Gaddafi in Libya? by Jeremy Keenan...