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MESF partners with DFAT in Indonesia for gender equality

Shahram Akbarzadeh and Annemarie Ferguson implemented the first stage of the DFAT Australia Awards ‘Leadership Development for Islamic Women Leaders’ project in Indonesia. Read more.

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A Band of (Muslim) Brothers? Exploring Bahrain’s Role in the Qatar Crisis

MESF researcher Kylie Moore-Gilbert has published a new piece on the Middle East Institute blog. Read her writing here.

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Coup trials underway in Turkey

Professor Ihsan Yilmaz spoke to ABC Radio‘s PM program on Turkey’s coup trials. Listen to the transcript here.

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Qatar’s blockade: The story so far

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh wrote about the row in the Persian Gulf on Australian Outlook. Read the piece here.

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Iraq faces a crucible after Mosul: South Africa offers some useful lessons

A/Prof Benjamin Isakhan has had a new piece published in The Conversation on the fall of Mosul. Read the article here.

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The Return of the ‘Idea of Iran’ (2005-2015)

Dr Ali Mozaffari has published a new book chapter with Ramin Karimian and Sajad Mousavi in Tourism and Political Change. Access the volume here.

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Can the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development eliminate the challenges faced by women?

New BBC Persian piece by Azadeh Davachi on what UNESCO’s 2030 document means for Iranian women. Read here.

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How Erdogan divides his people, even as far as Australia

MESF PhD candidate Tezcan Gumus contributed to a new SBS podcast on the impact of Turkish politics on the Australian-Turish community. Listen here.

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Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan

Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed has published a new piece in Asian Currents. Read the article here.

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Reclaiming heritage through the image of traditional habitat

Dr Ali Mozaffari has published a new chapter with Dr Nigel Westbrook on the New Shushtar housing complex in Iran. Read the full chapter or the book.

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