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Middle East Studies Forum
AT DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
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The Middle East Studies Forum (MESF) is a leading centre of scholarship on the Middle East at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University. MESF hosts world-class projects and scholarship in the field of Middle East and Central Asian studies and languages.
Professor Ihsan Yilmaz co-authored this paper with Erdoan A. Shipoli in Democratization. Read it here.
Professor Ihsan Yilmaz co-authored this open access paper with Ismail Albayrak in Religions. Read it here.
MESF Graduate Researcher Sofya Shahab's paper has been published in Territory, Politics, Governance. Read it here.
Doctor Zahid Shahab Ahmed & Professor Ihsan Yilmaz co-authored this paper in Commonwealth & Comparative Politics. Read it here.
Professor Fethi Mansouri co-authored this book with Amanuel Elias & Yin Paradies. Find it here.
Professor Fethi Mansouri co-authored this paper, published in the Journal of International Migration and Integration. Read it here.
Iran’s Thirteenth Presidential Elections: Regional and International Implications
Professor Mehran Kamrava (Georgetown University), Dr Sanam Vakil (Chatham House),, Dr Nikolay Kozhanov (Qatar University) and Dr Luciano Zaccara (Qatar University)
Human Rights Watch’s New Report on Israel: A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution
Omar Shakir, Human Rights Watch
US and NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Implications for the Future
Farkhondeh Akbari (The Australian National University), Dr Niamatullah Ibrahimi (La Trobe University), Prof William Maley (The Australian National University) and moderated by Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh (Deakin University)
Iran’s 2021 Presidential election and book launch Presidential Elections in Iran: Islamic Idealism Since the Revolution
Prof John Keane (University of Sydney) Dr Sanam Vakil (Chatham House) Dr Mahmoud Pargoo (Deakin University) and moderated by Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh (Deakin University)
Theocratic Secularism: Political modus operandi of traditional Shīʿism
Dr Naser Ghobadzadeh, Australian Catholic University
JCPOA revival: implications for regional dynamics in the Persian Gulf
Dr Andreas Krieg (King’s College London), A/Prof Anicée Van Engeland (Cranfield University) and A/Prof Mahjoob Zweiri (Qatar University)