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The Proxy Wars For and Against ISIS
September 7, 2020

The Proxy Wars For and Against ISIS

Together with partners Carnegie Corporation New York, The Middle East Studies Forum hosted the webinar The Proxy Wars For and Against ISIS hosted by Professor Andrew Mumford from University of Nottingham. Watch the full recording here.

Five years after Russia intervened in Syria, is an end to conflict at hand?
September 7, 2020

Five years after Russia intervened in Syria, is an end to conflict at hand?

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh, Dr Zahid Shahab and Dr William Gourlay share their proxy war research findings in an article published on the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Read the full article here.

Plan To Build ‘National Museum’ In Khomeini’s Mausoleum Sets Up Scene For Personality Cult
August 7, 2020

Plan To Build 'National Museum' In Khomeini's Mausoleum Sets Up Scene For Personality Cult

Dr Ali Mozaffari recently published a piece for Radio Farda. You can access the full article here.

Hagia Sophia and Turkish Anxiety to Lead the Muslim World
July 28, 2020

Hagia Sophia and Turkish Anxiety to Lead the Muslim World

Prof Ihsan Yilmaz recently published a piece for Georgetown University Berkley Centre for Religion, Peace & World Affairs. You can read the full piece here.

Iran-China deal raises more questions than answers
July 28, 2020

Iran-China deal raises more questions than answers

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh and MESF researcher Mahmoud Pargoo recently published a piece for the Middle East Institute. Read the full article here.

Authoritarian power in space, time and exile
July 10, 2020

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.

The UN Security Council must act now to save northwest Syria
July 10, 2020

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.

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
July 2, 2020

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.

Armenian Christians in Iran: Ethnicity, Religion and Identity in the Islamic Republic
June 25, 2020

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.

Impacts of China’s Belt and Road Initiative on Regional Stability in South Asia
June 25, 2020

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.