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

Dr James Barry will be giving a lecture on Thursday 25 June on the Iranian Armenian community for the Society of Armenian Studies.

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Impacts of China’s Belt and Road Initiative on Regional Stability in South Asia

Dr Zahid Shahab recently presented to students and faculty at the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University.

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Armenians: Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Iran

On Friday 10 July, Dr James Barry will present the webinar Armenians: Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Iran, hosted by The Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies (The Middle East & Central Asia), Australian National University. Find out more here.

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Book Review: The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria

Cambridge University Press provides an insightful and favorable review of Dr Dara Conduit’s book, The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria. Read the full review here.

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China between Iran & the Gulf Monarchies

The Middle East Studies Forum hosted the webinar China between Iran & the Gulf Monarchies presented by Dr Jonathan Fulton from Zayed University. Watch the full webinar here.

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Dr Dara Conduit discusses her book, The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria

Dr Dara Conduit recently spoke to Jadaliyya about her book, The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria. Read the full interview here.

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The voice of women is a revolution: Women in the Middle East’s uprisings

WoMENA and the Middle East Studies Forum held a joint International Women’s Day public panel. Watch the full event here.

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