Toby is working on the Iraq Initiative project for the Middle East and North Africa Programme.
He is a professor in the international relations department at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and also the research director for Iraq, in the conflict research programme, and director of the Kuwait programme.
He has been visiting, researching and writing about Iraq for over twenty years and his main areas of research include the comparative politics and historical sociology of the Middle East, the politics of intervention, the evolution of the Iraqi state, state-society dynamics and political identities in Iraq.
His publications include Inventing Iraq: The failure of nation building and a history denied (2003), Iraq’s Future: The Aftermath of Regime Change (2005), Iraq: From War to a New Authoritarianism (2013) and four edited volumes.
In addition he has published articles in The Washington Post, Le Monde Diplomatique, The Times, The Guardian, The Observer, and The Independent on Sunday.
|2014 - present||Professor of international relations, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science|
|2014 - present||Kuwait professor and director of the Kuwait Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science|
|2013-18||Director, Middle East Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science|