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Prof. Shahram Akbarzadeh interviewed by ‘Backchat’

On Jan. 8 Prof. Akbarzadeh discussed the rising tensions in Iran-US relations on ‘Backchat’. Full interview here.

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Donald Trump has a free pass in Iran. Russia and China won’t stop him

On Jan. 8 Prof. Shahram Akbarzadeh published an op ed in The Age discussing the tensions in US-Iran relations.  Full article here.

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Condemn Trump’s threat to Iran’s cultural heritage

On Jan. 8 MESF scholar Dr. Ali Mozaffari added his name to a remarkable letter from the academic community in response to threats made by Pres. Trump to destroy cultural sites. Full article here.

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Will Iran and US Go to War?

On Jan. 8 MESF Ph.D candidate Abbas Farasoo published an opinion piece on the Fair Observer. Full article here.

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The Taliban: a new proxy for Iran in Afghanistan?

On Dec. 29 Prof. Akbarzadeh and Dr. Ibrahimi published new research in Third World Quarterly.  Read full article here.

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Iran vows revenge for Soleimani’s killing, but here’s why it won’t seek direct confrontation with the US

On Jan. 7 Prof. Shahram Akbarzadeh published a brief on the The Conversation. Full article here.

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Afghanistan: Politics and Economics in a Globalising State

On Dec. 17 Dr. Nimatullah Ibrahimi and Prof. William Maley published their new book Afghanistan: Politics and Economics in a Globalising State, published by Routledge. Congratulations to you both!

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MESF PhD candidate Sara Cheikh Husain presents at the 2019 TASA conference

Congratulations to our own PhD candidate Sara Cheikh Husain who recently presented at The Australian Sociological Association conference on the Conceptualisation of Anti-Islamophobia Activism of Muslim Community Organisations using Strong Structuration Theory.

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Dr. Niamat Ibrahimi presents at the 2019 Afghan-Australian Conference

On Dec. 7 Dr. Niamat Ibrahimi presented at the Association of Australian Tertiary Students from Afghanistan 2019 Afghan-Australian Conference on trends in Afghan migration and issues facing the diaspora.

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Transactionalism in International Relations: Turkey’s Relations With The European Union

On Dec. 5 Prof. Ihsan Yilmaz and PhD candidate Galib Bashirov published a brief on the current dynamics in the relationship between Turkey and the EU.  See full article here.

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