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Safiullah Taye interviewed by Al Jazeera
December 3, 2018

Safiullah Taye interviewed by Al Jazeera

MESF PhD candidate Safiullah Taye attended the 2018 United Nations Ministerial conference on Afghanistan in Geneva last week and was interviewed by Al Jazeera. Read it here.

How to Interpret ISIS’s Heritage Destruction
December 3, 2018

How to Interpret ISIS’s Heritage Destruction

A/Prof Ben Isakhan published a new paper in Current History examining the motivations behind ISIS’s extensive destruction of cultural heritage sites. Read it here.

Afghanistan: The Hazaras are not safe
December 3, 2018

Afghanistan: The Hazaras are not safe

MESF’s Dr Niamat Ibrahimi has published new writing with Prof William Maley in The Interpreter on the recent Taliban campaign in Afghanistan. Read it here.

Imran Khan’s first 100 days
November 26, 2018

Imran Khan’s first 100 days

Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed has published new analysis in Australian Outlook on the first 100 days of the new Pakistani administration. Read it here.

Water and Communities in South Asia
November 26, 2018

Water and Communities in South Asia

Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed published a new paper with Dr Venkat Pulla and Dr Manohar Pawar in Space and Culture, India. Read it here.

Prof Akbarzadeh interviewed on ABC PM
November 25, 2018

Prof Akbarzadeh interviewed on ABC PM

Prof Akbarzadeh discussed the life sentence given to Durham University PhD student Matthew Hedges on ABC PM. Listen here.

Why is Netanyahu so desperate for a ceasefire with Hamas?
November 21, 2018

Why is Netanyahu so desperate for a ceasefire with Hamas?

MESF network member Dr Ibrahim Fraihat has published an OpEd on Al Jazeera on the Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to reach a ceasefire with Hamas. Read it here.

Political Participation of Islamists in Syria
November 21, 2018

Political Participation of Islamists in Syria

Dr Dara Conduit has published a new article in the Journal of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations on the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood’s mid-century democratic experiment. Read it here.

Taliban Attacks on Hazara Communities Raise Fear of Mass Atrocities
November 16, 2018

Taliban Attacks on Hazara Communities Raise Fear of Mass Atrocities

MESF PhD candidate Abbas Farasoo published an OpEd in Fair Observer on the ongoing Taliban campaign in central Afghanistan. Read it here.

Great Power-Middle Power Dynamics: The Case of China and Iran
November 16, 2018

Great Power-Middle Power Dynamics: The Case of China and Iran

Dr Dara Conduit and Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh have published a new paper in the Journal of Contemporary China on China-Iran relations in the Belt and Road Initiative era. A free copy of the full text can be downloaded from here (first 50 downloads only).