The Sacking of Fallujah: A People’s History

MESF recently hosted the launch of Donna Mulhearn and Ross Caputi’s new book The Sacking of Fallujah: A People’s History. Video link of the event can be seen here

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Australia Should Avoid Reckless Action in the Persian Gulf

New analysis from Prof.  Akbarzadeh cautions that Australia’s alliance with the US should not trap us in a position detrimental to our interests.  Full analysis here

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The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria

Dr Dara Conduit’s new book on the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood has been released by Cambridge University Press. Buy it in hardback or paperback here.

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Prof. Akbarzadeh interviewed on SBS World News

Prof. Shahram Akbarzadeh discusses Germany’s decision not to join the US in the Persian Gulf as tensions in Iran-US relations escalate.  Catch interview here

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Sectarianism and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

New research published by Dr. Ahmed and Prof. Akbarzadeh examining the interstate tensions within the OIC. Full article available here.


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Prof. Ihsan Yilmaz leads discussion at AIIA Affairs International

Prof. Yilmaz discusses Turkey’s growing transnational influence in a seminar hosted the AIIA Affairs International in ACT

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Leadership Course for Multi-faith Women from Indonesia

In July Prof. Shahram Akbarzadeh participated in an workshop on ‘Leadership Course for Multi-faith Women from Indonesia’

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Regional Capacity Building Workshop on the Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education in South Asia

In July Dr. Ahmed participated in a workshop on PVE-E in South Asia, by the UNDP, the Commonwealth and Hedayah.

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Prof. Akbarzadeh interviewed on The World Today on ABC Radio

Prof. Akbarzadeh discusses the US downing of an Iranian drone on The World Today on ABC Radio with David Sparks. Catch the interview here.

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