Jacob A. Mundy

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Jacob A. Mundy holds a PhD from the Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies University Exeter, UK. He is coauthor with Stephen Zunes of Western Sahara: War, Nationalism and Conflict Irresolution (Syracuse University Press 2010).





Select Talks

  • 2006: Presentation on Western Sahara, Briefing for Ambassador-designate for Algeria, Robert Ford, U.S. State Department and National Intelligence Council (10 August 2006).
  • 2006 Presentations on Morocco and Western Sahara, Seminar on Western Sahara, U.S. State Department and National Intelligence Council (15 February 2006)
  • 2006 Paper on Western Sahara, Islam, Terrorism and Economic Marginality in the Sahara-Sahel, U.S. National Intelligence Council seminar (9 February 2006)



  • Western Sahara: War, Nationalism and Conflict Irresolution, coauthor with Stephen Zunes, Syracuse University Press.


  • 2009 - 'The Failure of Transformative Minority Politics in Algeria: The Kabyli Citizens' Movement and the State' in Minorities and the State in Africa, Michael Mbanaso and Chima J. Korieh (eds).
  • 2009 - 'Ethno-Nationalism, Irredentism and Asymmetric Conflict: The Morocco-Polisario War for Western Sahara, 1975-1991' in Conflict and Insurgency in the Modern Middle East, Barry Rubin (ed.), Taylor and Francis.
  • 2007 - 'Western and Saharan Africa, History of (600 to 1600 CE)', in New Encyclopedia of Africa, John Middleton (ed.), Charles Scribner's Sons/Thompson Gale
  • 2007 - 'Colonial Formations in Western Saharan National Identity (Or, On the Ethnogenesis of the Sahrawi)', in North African Mosaic: A Cultural Reappraisal of Ethnic and Religious Minorities, Nabil Boudraa and Joseph Krause (eds.), Cambridge Scholars Press: 294-320

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. Executive Committee, Concerned Africa Scholars, accessed October 24, 2010.
  2. Middle East Desk Algeria and Western Sahara expert