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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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Dr Dara Conduit to discuss Syria at the AIIA

Dr Dara Conduit will be discussing the Syrian conflict at the AIIA on October 16. Tickets are available here.

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Armenian Christians in Iran: Ethnicity, Religion and Identity in the Islamic Republic

Dr James Barry has published his new book on Armenian Christians in Iran with Cambridge University Press. The book can be purchased here.

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Book Review: The Legacy of Iraq

A/Prof Ben Isakhan’s edited volume The Legacy of Iraq has received a favourable review from Dr Tristan Dunning in Australian Outlook. Read the review here.

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After the big protests in Basra, what’s next?

A/Prof Ben Isakhan and Pete Mulherin have published an OpEd in The Washington Post. Read the full text here.

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Shi’i division over the Iraqi state

A/Prof Ben Isakhan and Pete Mulherin have published a new paper in the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies on the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq. Read the full text here.

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Preventing of Violent Extremism through Education (PVE-E) in South and SE Asia

Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed will be travelling to Kuala Lumpur this week to participate in a Regional Capacity Building Workshop on PVE-E, organised by the UNDP, Hedayah, the EU and the Commonwealth.

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New review of Dr Niamat Ibrahimi’s book

Dr Niamat Ibrahimi’s book The Hazaras and the Afghan State: Rebellion, Exclusion and Struggle for Recognition (Hurst, 2017) was reviewed by Bijan Omrani in Asian Affairs. Read the review here.

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