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The lure of Islamism in Central Asia

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh has published a new paper in the Springer Handbook of Contemporary Islam and Muslim Lives on Islamism in Central Asia. Access it here.

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MESF researchers discuss the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal

MESF hosted a public panel event on May 23 at which Iran researchers Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh and Dr Dara Conduit discussed the future of the Iran nuclear deal. Read more.

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A/Prof Ben Isakhan quoted by SBS

A/Prof Ben Isakhan was quoted in an article published by SBS titled ‘Who are the Yazidis and why are they persecuted?’ Read the full article.

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The Manipulation of Social, Cultural and Religious Values in Socially Mediated Terrorism

Ben Isakhan has co-authored a new paper in Religions on the way that IS and Hizb ut-Tahrir Indonesia manipulate conflicting social, cultural and religious values as part of their socially mediated terrorism. Read it here.

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A/Prof Totman Marshall presents on Teaching Politics and International Relations panel

A/Prof Sally Totman Marshall gave a paper on the Deakin Polis network’s Teaching Politics and International Relations panel, to discuss teaching challenges, best practices and innovative teaching methodologies. Details here.

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Professor Akbarzadeh interviewed by ABC The World Today

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh was interviewed by the ABC’s The World Today program on Iran. Listen to the transcript here.

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Professor Akbarzadeh quoted by Argentinian newspaper Infobae (Spanish)

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh was quoted on the Iran nuclear deal by the Argentinian newspaper Infobae. Read the article here.

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A/Prof Benjamin Isakhan interviewed on the ABC

Associate Professor Benjamin Isakhan was interviewed on ABC’s The World Today on the Iraqi elections. Listen to the interview.

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Rouhani in an Uphill Battle to Save the Deal

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh has published new writing in Australian Outlook on the Iranian nuclear deal. Read the piece here.

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Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed to talk at Civil-Military-Police Interaction Workshop

Today MESF’s Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed will give an invited talk on ‘reflections from a decade-long engagement with the development sector’ at the Civil-Military-Police Interaction Workshop, organised by the Australian Civil-Military Centre in Sydney.

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