MESF researchers enjoy ARC Discovery Awards success

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh and Dr Rebecca Barlow will examine Iranian women’s NGOs, while Prof Fethi Mansouri will look at belonging among migrant youth. Read more.

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A/Prof Ben Isakhan gives talk at Penn Museum

MESF’s A/Prof Ben Isakhan spoke at the Penn Cultural Heritage Centre on October 31 on ‘Measuring Cultural Property Destruction in Iraq and Syria.’ Read more.

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Prof Akbarzadeh interviewed on Trump’s Iran decision

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh was interviewed on the BBC on Trump’s comments on the Iran deal. Watch the full clip here.

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Iran’s uncertain standing in the Middle East

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh has published a new paper in The Washington Quarterly on Iran. Read the full text here.

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The Kurdish Referendum and Australia’s Policy Options

Read new writing by A/Prof Ben Isakhan and Dr William Gourlay on Australian Outlook on the Kurdish referendum result.

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Impacts of Saudi Hegemony on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

MESF’s Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh and Dr Zahid Ahmed have published a new paper in the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society here.

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The MESF guide to APSA

The annual Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) conference is upon us again! Check out the MESF guide to the papers and panels related to Middle East politics.

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The Iraqi Kurdish response to the Islamic State

A/Prof Ben Isakhan has published a new chapter on the Iraqi Kurds’ response to IS, in G. Stansfield and M. Shareef’s ‘The Kurdish Questions Revisited.’ Read the full text.

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Tunisia’s youth: awakened identity and challenges post-Arab Spring

Dr Zouhir Gabsi has published a new paper in BJMES on Tunisia’s youth post-2011. Read the full text here.

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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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