Prof Akbarzadeh interviewed on Trump’s Iran decision

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh was interviewed on the BBC on Trump’s comments on the Iran deal. Watch the full clip here.

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Iran’s uncertain standing in the Middle East

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh has published a new paper in The Washington Quarterly on Iran. Read the full text here.

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Dr Moore-Gilbert interviewed for The Modern Middle East series

MESF’s Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been interviewed on the Qatar crisis on Channel 31’s The Modern Middle East series. Watch here.

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The Kurdish Referendum and Australia’s Policy Options

Read new writing by A/Prof Ben Isakhan and Dr William Gourlay on Australian Outlook on the Kurdish referendum result.

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Impacts of Saudi Hegemony on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

MESF’s Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh and Dr Zahid Ahmed have published a new paper in the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society here.

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The MESF guide to APSA

The annual Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) conference is upon us again! Check out the MESF guide to the papers and panels related to Middle East politics.

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The Iraqi Kurdish response to the Islamic State

A/Prof Ben Isakhan has published a new chapter on the Iraqi Kurds’ response to IS, in G. Stansfield and M. Shareef’s ‘The Kurdish Questions Revisited.’ Read the full text.

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Tunisia’s youth: awakened identity and challenges post-Arab Spring

Dr Zouhir Gabsi has published a new paper in BJMES on Tunisia’s youth post-2011. Read the full text here.

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MESF partners with DFAT in Indonesia for gender equality

Shahram Akbarzadeh and Annemarie Ferguson implemented the first stage of the DFAT Australia Awards ‘Leadership Development for Islamic Women Leaders’ project in Indonesia. Read more.

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A Band of (Muslim) Brothers? Exploring Bahrain’s Role in the Qatar Crisis

MESF researcher Kylie Moore-Gilbert has published a new piece on the Middle East Institute blog. Read her writing here.

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