Hagia Sophia and Turkish Anxiety to Lead the Muslim World

Prof Ihsan Yilmaz recently published a piece for Georgetown University Berkley Centre for Religion, Peace & World Affairs. You can read the full piece here.

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Iran-China deal raises more questions than answers

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh and MESF researcher Mahmoud Pargoo recently published a piece for the Middle East Institute. Read the full article here.

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Authoritarian power in space, time and exile

Dr Dara Conduit recently published a paper in Political Geography that discusses extra-territorial authoritarian power, focusing on the dynamic between the Syrian regime and the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood. Access the full paper here.

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The UN Security Council must act now to save northwest Syria

Dr Dara Conduit provided a briefing in the Middle East Institute on the upcoming UNSC vote on cross-border aid in northwest Syria. Read the full piece here.

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Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Middle East Studies Forum is proud to announce that Dr Dara Conduit has won an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Dara will be spending the next two years working on a solo project on authoritarianism and Syria.

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