Charles R. H. Tripp
Tripp's main areas of research include the study of state and society in the Middle East, especially Iraq, and Islamic political thought.
Professor Tripp is a world class specialist on Iraq and has contributed as regional expert to media broadcasters including the BBC and NPR, as well as to print media such as Foreign Affairs, The Guardian and the New Statesman. In the run up to the war against Iraq, Professor Tripp was part of a small team that visited 10 Downing Street in order to advise the prime minister, Tony Blair, on the consequences of going to war.
On 19 November 2008, Tripp gave his inaugural lecture as Professor of Politics at SOAS entitled 'The Riotous Politics of the Middle East', in which he was presented by Oxford International Relations professor Avi Shlaim.
- 1996: Iran-Saudi Arabia Relations and Regional Order (with S. Chubin)
- 2000: A History of Iraq (2nd Ed. published 2002; 3rd Ed. published 2007)
- 2006: Islam and the Moral Economy: the challenge of capitalism (2006)
- Jonathan Steele (22 January 2008). "The first of three extracts from Jonathan Steele's new book on how Britain went to war in Iraq utterly unprepared". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-09-20.