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Rory Stewart

Rory Stewart has been the UK Secretary of State for International Development, Minister of State for Prisons, and Minister 
of State for Africa. He is now the independent candidate for mayor of London.
 (February 2020)

A woman walking through the landfill where she lives, Juba, South Sudan, 2010

What Went Wrong in South Sudan

First Raise a Flag: How South Sudan Won the Longest War But Lost the Peace

by Peter Martell

A Rope from the Sky: The Making and Unmaking of the World’s Newest State

by Zach Vertin

February 27, 2020 issue

The storming of Kabul Gate by the British in 1839; nineteenth-century English watercolor

Lessons from Afghanistan

The Dark Defile: Britain’s Catastrophic Invasion of Afghanistan, 1838–1842

by Diana Preston

August 16, 2012 issue

The Queen of the Quagmire

Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations

by Georgina Howell

Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia

by Janet Wallach

Gertrude Bell: The Lady of Iraq

by H.V.F. Winstone

Review of the Civil Administration in Mesopotamia

by Gertrude Bell

The Gertrude Bell Project

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