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State–Media Consensus on Going to War? Australian Newspapers, Political Elites, and Fighting the Islamic State

New research by A/Prof Ben Isakhan and MESF PhD candidate Pete Mulherin published in The International Journal of Press/Politics.  Full article available here

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Perceptions of democracy and the rise of Donald Trump: A framing analysis of Saudi Arabian media

New collaborative research from Benjamin Isakhan, Zim Nwokora and Chengxin Pan analyzing the coverage of the 2016 US election in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and what this might mean for US democracy promotion more broadly.  Access article here.

 

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Shahram Akbarzadeh

Professor Akbarzadeh interviewed on ABC

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh was interviewed today on ABC Radio on Iran.

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Youth protest in Afghanistan

Dr Niamatullah Ibrahimi has published a new DevPolicyBlog post with Dr Srinjoy Bose and Dr Nematullah Bizhan on the inclusion of youth voices in Afghanistan. Read it here.

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Conflict or Cooperation? India and Pakistan in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed has published a new paper with Sarfraz Ahmed and Stuti Bhatnagar in Pacific Focus on India-Pakistan and the SCO. Read the full text here.

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Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed interviewed by RFE/RL

Dr Zahid Ahmed was interviewed by Radio Free Europe/radio Liberty in Prague on 21 April 2019 to talk about Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan’s visit to Iran.

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Prof Fethi Mansouri opens the World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue

UNESCO Chair Professor Fethi Mansouri opened the 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku on 2-3 May 2019.

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New review of State and Society in Iraq (IB Tauris)

A/Prof Benjamin Isakhan’s 2017 edited volume with Shamiran Mako and Fadi Dawood was reviewed in Australian Outlook by Dr Tristan Dunning. Read the review here.

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Berkeley Forum debate on Politics and Piety in Turkey

Prof Ihsan Yilmaz joined Georgetown University’s Berkeley Forum debate on Politics and Piety in Turkey alongside Dr Ahmet Erdi Öztürk, A/Prof Yusuf Sarfati, Prof Ahmet Kuru and Dr Gökhan Bacık. Read it here.

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The Kurds in Iran: balancing national and ethnic identity in a securitised environment

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh, Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed, Dr Costas Laoutides and Dr William Gourlay published a new paper in Third World Quarterly. Read it here.

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