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Dr Dara Conduit interviewed on ABC Radio National about Syria

Dr Dara Conduit participated in the ‘A National Affair’ panel on ABC Radio National’s Saturday Extra program this morning with Geraldine Doogue. Listen to the episode here.

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Prof Mansouri attends UNESCO WISEParis event

Professor Fethi Mansouri travelled to Paris this week to discuss declining public trust in political actors and public institutions at the WISE@Paris ‘Education Futures: Fostering Learning Societies’ event.

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Proxy wars the focus of ADI visit to Pakistan

Three of the Institute’s MESF researchers have recently returned from a week-long trip to Pakistan to engage with international partners and policymakers about the issues of proxy wars in Syria and Afghanistan. Read about it here.

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Bangladesh-Pakistan relations: hostage to a traumatic past

Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed published a new paper with Musharaf Zahoor on Bangladesh-Pakistan relations in Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. Read the full text (first 50 copies free) here.

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Iranian-Armenian Perceptions of Proximity and Distance

Dr James Barry attended the Armeno-Iranica: A Shared History conference  in LA. Watch his fascinating presentation on Iranian-Armenian Perceptions of Proximity and Distance (from 2:55) here.

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The Palestinian Authority in The West Bank: The Theatrics of Woeful Statecraft

MESF network member Professor Michelle Pace has published a new book with Dr Somdeep Sen on the Palestinian Authority with Routledge. It is available for purchase here and the discount flyer is here.

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Palestine and the Israel-Saudi Arabia Alliance

MESF network member Dr Ibrahim Fraihat wrote an OpEd for the al-Shabaka Network on the Israel-Saudi relationship.

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Youth Protest Movements in Afghanistan: Seeking Voice and Agency

Dr Niamat Ibrahimi has published a new USIP report on Afghanistan with Srinjoy Bose and Nematullah Bizhan. Read it here.

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UNESCO’s project to ‘Revive the Spirit of Mosul’

A/Prof Benjamin Isakhan has published a new paper with Prof Lynn Meskell in the International Journal of Heritage Studies on Iraqi and Syrian opinion on heritage reconstruction after the Islamic State. Read the full text here.

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Carnegie Corporation project on proxy wars kicks off in islamabad

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed and Dr Dara Conduit travelled to Islamabad to launch their Carnegie Corporation project with local partners. Read more.

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