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Hyper-Securitisation and Belonging: Understanding the Plight of Young Muslims in Melbourne, Australia

Dr David Tittensor recently published the article with Gerhard Hoffstaedter and Adam Possamai in the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. You can access the full article here.

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External Actors in the Afghan Peace Process

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh, Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed and Abbas Farasoo published the article  in Australian Outlook as part of Carnegie Corporation New York project on proxy wars. Read the full article here

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Policy Dialogue I: Proxy dynamics and peace in Afghanistan

Together with partners Carnegie Corporation New York, MESF hosted the first event in the Policy Dialogue series: Proxy dynamics and peace in Afghanistan. Watch the full recording here.

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Why contain Iran, when it is already self-contained?

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh published an article for TRT World. Read the full article here.

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The Proxy Wars For and Against ISIS

Together with Carnegie Corporation New York, MESF hosted the webinar The Proxy Wars For and Against ISIS hosted by Professor Andrew Mumford, University of Nottingham. Watch the  recording here.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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