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MESF researchers receive Carnegie Corporation grant

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.

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MESF Trump and the Middle East conference kicks off!

The full proceedings of our Trump in the Middle East conference are underway. Follow the highlights (and live streams of the keynotes) online via our Twitter account here. View the program here.

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MESF PhD candidate Tezcan Gümüş interviewed on 3RRR

Tezcan Gümüş was interviewed on 3RRR radio on Turkey-Saudi relations. Listen to the interview here.

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The Afghanistan Peace Process Requires a New Regional Consensus

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.

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Prof Akbarzadeh interviewed by ABC on the Khashoggi affair

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.

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Impact of Khashoggi crisis on American-Saudi relations

MESF network member Dr Ibrahim Fraihat was interviewed by Aljazeera English on the unfolding crisis in US-Saudi relations. Watch it here.

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Afghanistan Parliamentary Election and Numerous Challenges

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).

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The Belt and Road Initiative and China’s Cultural Diplomacy in Pakistan

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.

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Captain’s Knock: Can Imran Khan Deliver for Pakistan?

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.

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Latest Peace Insight Peace Dispatch Released

Peace Insight has released its latest Peace Dispatch, including a contribution from Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed on Pakistan. Read it here.

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