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USA and Iran tensions amid COVID-19

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh was recently interviewed on 3CR Monday Breakfast where he spoke about the tensions between the US and Iran during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to the full interview here. (0:28:50)

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The latest crackdown in Saudi Arabia

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh recently discussed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s leadership on BeFM ‘Morning Wave in Busan’. You can hear the full interview here.

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The ICC and R2P: Complementary or Contradictory?

Arif Saba and Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh published a new article in International Peacekeeping. Access the full article here.

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The Impossible Presidency

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh published an article, The Impossible Presidency: Rouhani Caught in Cross-hairs of Trump, Iranian Hardliners and Public Apathy in Informed Comment. View the full article here.

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How a politicised health policy triggered Iran’s coronavirus epidemic

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh published an article in TRT World that discusses the impact on public opinion of Iran’s political system due to their response to the current health pandemic. Read the full article here.

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Book Review: The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria

On the 6 of March 2020, Dr. Dara Conduit’s new book titled ‘The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria’ was favorably reviewed on LSE Middle East Centre BlogRead the review here.

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Top 10 Books: International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, International Affairs shares their top 10 books written by women and reviewed on the site in the last 12 months, and features The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria by Dr. Dara Conduit. View the list here.

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Iran and Saudi Arabia – Taming a Chaotic Conflict

Congratulations to Dr. Ibrahim Fraihat who released his new book, Iran and Saudi Arabia – Taming a Chaotic Conflict, published 1 March 2020 by Edinburgh University Press. Find out more here.

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Pre-election polling and the democratic veneer in a hybrid regime

Dr Dara Conduit and Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh published and article in the Democratization. Read more here.

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Afghanistan’s Quest for Peace Continues Despite US-Taliban Deal

MESF PhD candidate, Safiullah Taye published a new article discussing Afghanistan’s continual quest for peace despite U.S -Taliban historic agreement in The Globe Post. Read the full article here.

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