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Bangladesh-Pakistan relations: hostage to a traumatic past

Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed published a new paper with Musharaf Zahoor on Bangladesh-Pakistan relations in Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. Read the full text (first 50 copies free) here.

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Iranian-Armenian Perceptions of Proximity and Distance

Dr James Barry attended the Armeno-Iranica: A Shared History conference  in LA. Watch his fascinating presentation on Iranian-Armenian Perceptions of Proximity and Distance (from 2:55) here.

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The Palestinian Authority in The West Bank: The Theatrics of Woeful Statecraft

MESF network member Professor Michelle Pace has published a new book with Dr Somdeep Sen on the Palestinian Authority with Routledge. It is available for purchase here and the discount flyer is here.

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Palestine and the Israel-Saudi Arabia Alliance

MESF network member Dr Ibrahim Fraihat wrote an OpEd for the al-Shabaka Network on the Israel-Saudi relationship.

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Youth Protest Movements in Afghanistan: Seeking Voice and Agency

Dr Niamat Ibrahimi has published a new USIP report on Afghanistan with Srinjoy Bose and Nematullah Bizhan. Read it here.

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UNESCO’s project to ‘Revive the Spirit of Mosul’

A/Prof Benjamin Isakhan has published a new paper with Prof Lynn Meskell in the International Journal of Heritage Studies on Iraqi and Syrian opinion on heritage reconstruction after the Islamic State. Read the full text here.

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Carnegie Corporation project on proxy wars kicks off in islamabad

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed and Dr Dara Conduit travelled to Islamabad to launch their Carnegie Corporation project with local partners. Read more.

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Abbas Farasoo interviewed on the Afghan peace process

MESF PhD candidate Abbas Farasoo was interviewed on the Afghan peace process. Read the full interview (in Persian) here.

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The Abbott government and the Islamic State

A/Prof Benjamin Isakhan has published a new paper with Pete Mulherin in the Australian Journal of Political Science on the Australian government’s discourse on the Islamic State. Read the full text here.

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Intra-Jihadist Conflict and Cooperation

Dr Niamat Ibrahimi and Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh have published a new piece in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism on Islamic State-Khorasan/Taliban conflict and cooperation in Afghanistan. Read the full text here.

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