Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh, Dr Dara Conduit and Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed received a grant from the Carnegie Corporation to investigate the role played by foreign actors in the Syrian and Afghan conflicts. Read about the new project here.
Tezcan Gümüş was interviewed on 3RRR radio on Turkey-Saudi relations. Listen to the interview here.
MESF’s Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh and Dr Niamatullah Ibrahimi have published a new piece in The National Interest on Afghanistan. Read the full text here.
Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh was interviewed for an article by Mary Lloyd titled ‘Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s youth and hubris “blind him to Jamal Khashoggi backlash”‘ for the ABC. Read it here.
MESF network member Dr Ibrahim Fraihat was interviewed by Aljazeera English on the unfolding crisis in US-Saudi relations. Watch it here.
MESF PhD candidate Abbas Farasoo has written an OpEd in Parliamentary Election and Numerous Challenges on the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Afghanistan. Read it here (in Persian).
Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed has published a new piece on the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy’s blog on cultural diplomacy in Pakistan. Read it here.
Those who missed Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed’s August talk titled ‘Captain’s Knock: Can Imran Khan Deliver for Pakistan?’ in Sydney can now read Nicole King’s summary of the event.