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Millet Ethnicity: Islamized Armenians and Armenian Identity

Dr James Barry has published a chapter on Armenian identity in Firat Oruc’s new OUP volume titled Sites of Pluralism: Community Politics in the Middle East. Pre-order the volume here.

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Cultural Cleansing and Iconoclasm under the Islamic State: Attacks on Yezidi and Christian Humans/Heritage

A/Prof Ben Isakhan, DrAntonio Gonzalez Zarandona and Dr Taghreed Jamal al-Deen published a chapter in Firat Oruc’s Sites of Pluralism: Community Politics in the Middle East (OUP). Pre-order the volume here. 

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Structural Violence and Terrorism in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan

Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed co-authored a new paper with Khan Zeb in Civil Wars on the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Read the full text here.

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Dr Niamatullah Ibrahimi interviewed for SBS News

Dr Niamatullah Ibrahimi provided comments to the SBS News website on the Afghan peace process. The full article is available here.

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The politics of integration: adjusting to new lives in host societies

Professor Michelle Pace published a Sirius new working paper on migrant and refugee integration. Read the full working paper here.

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The Governance Deficit in the Middle East Region

MESF network member Professor Michelle Pace published a new chapter titled ‘The Governance Deficit in the Middle East Region’ in the new Routledge Handbook on Middle East Security. Further details are available here.

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Middle East Studies Forum 2018 annual report

2018 was a busy year for the MESF team! Read our annual report to catch up on the highlights here.

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Dr Dara Conduit interviewed on ABC Radio National about Syria

Dr Dara Conduit participated in the ‘A National Affair’ panel on ABC Radio National’s Saturday Extra program this morning with Geraldine Doogue. Listen to the episode here.

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Prof Mansouri attends UNESCO WISEParis event

Professor Fethi Mansouri travelled to Paris this week to discuss declining public trust in political actors and public institutions at the WISE@Paris ‘Education Futures: Fostering Learning Societies’ event.

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Proxy wars the focus of ADI visit to Pakistan

Three of the Institute’s MESF researchers have recently returned from a week-long trip to Pakistan to engage with international partners and policymakers about the issues of proxy wars in Syria and Afghanistan. Read about it here.

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