Avi Shlaim was born in Baghdad and grew up in Israel. He is now a Professor of International Relations at St Antony's College, Oxford. His previous books include Collusion Across the Jordan (winner of the 1998 Political Studies Association's W.J.M. Mackenzie Prize); The Politics of Partition; War and Peace in the Middle East; Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World ('A milestone in modern scholarship of the Middle East' Edward Said); and Lion of Jordan.
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