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The Kurds in Iran: balancing national and ethnic identity in a securitised environment

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh, Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed, Dr Costas Laoutides and Dr William Gourlay published a new paper in Third World Quarterly. Read it here.

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The AKP’s de-securitization and re-securitization of a minority community: the Alevi opening and closing

Professor Ihsan Yilmaz and Dr James Barry published a new paper in Turkish Studies. Read it here.

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Fethi Mansouri interviewed on the ABC Religion and Ethics report

Professor Fethi Mansouri participated in a discussion on the ABC’s ‘Religion and Ethics Report’ on the Racialisation of Religion. Listed to the podcast here.

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MESF PhD candidate Abbas Farasoo has his PhD candidature confirmed!

Many congratulations to Abbas Farasoo, who has passed his PhD colloquium with flying colours!

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Routledge Handbook of International Relations in the Middle East

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh has released a new edited volume with Routledge. It is available for purchase here.

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Erdogan tried to make local Turkish elections about national security, but it didn’t work

Professor Ihsan Yilmaz published a new piece on The Conversation on the local elections in Turkey. Read the article here.

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Dr Zahid Ahmed discusses China-Pakistan ties in new podcast

Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed discussed the deepening China-Pakistan alliance with Dr Pradeep Taneja in a new Asia Institute podcast. Listen to the podcast here.

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Tezcan Gümüş’ PhD thesis passes without revisions!

MESF PhD candidate Tezcan Gümüş has passed his PhD without amendments. Many congratulations to Tez, and to his primary supervisor Dr David Tittensor, and secondary supervisors Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh and A/Prof Ben Isakhan.

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Dr James Barry interviewed for upcoming documentary

Dr James Barry was interviewed for the documentary film “Australia, My Home: An Albanian Migration” about research he’s undertaking with Professor Ihsan Yilmaz on Albanian Muslims in Shepparton.

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Dr David Tittensor on ABC Late News

Dr David Tittensor was appeared on ABC Late News to discuss the Turkish President’s response to the Christchurch terrorist attack. Catch up on the interview via iview.

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