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Reem Sweid interviewed on ABC’s The Drum
April 29, 2016

Reem Sweid interviewed on ABC’s The Drum

Reem Sweid was interviewed on ABC’s The Drum in a segment titled ’These Muslims want to make Islam more progressive.’ Watch the interview here.

Hard times ahead for President Rouhani
April 29, 2016

Hard times ahead for President Rouhani

Shahram Akbarzadeh and Dara Conduit have published an OpEd on The Diplomat following the OIC's decision to issue a scathing communiqué on Iran. Read the piece here.

MESF panel event: Is Winter Coming? The Future of Democracy in Turkey
April 15, 2016

MESF panel event: Is Winter Coming? The Future of Democracy in Turkey

Dr David Tittensor (Deakin University), William Gourlay (Monash University) and Erdem Koç (La Trobe University) will discuss the future of democracy in Turkey at a MESF panel event on May 2.

Five ways a Trump presidency would impact Australia
March 22, 2016

Five ways a Trump presidency would impact Australia

Associate Professor Benjamin Isakhan and Dr Zim Nwokora have published a new piece in The Conversation. Read the article here.

Iran: Pragmatist dealmakers in ascent
March 11, 2016

Iran: Pragmatist dealmakers in ascent

Shahram Akbarzadeh published a new piece on the Lowy Institute's The Interpreter blog on Iran's latest political machinations. Read the piece here.

Iran in the World: President Rouhani’s Foreign Policy (Palgrave Macmillan)
February 1, 2016

Iran in the World: President Rouhani’s Foreign Policy (Palgrave Macmillan)

Shahram Akbarzadeh and Dara Conduit have publish edited volume on President Rouhani's foreign policy, which brings together contributions from speakers at MESF 2014 Iran in the World conference. For more details, including a sample chapter here

Professor Mark Farha visits MESF
February 1, 2016

Professor Mark Farha visits MESF

MESF is pleased to be hosting a seminar by Professor Mark Farha (Georgetown University) on ‘Overcoming Sectarian Faultlines after the Arab Uprisings.’ Dr. Farha is in Australia to report on the culmination of a Qatar National Priorities Research Grant awarded to MESF's Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh and Professor Farha.

Increasing tensions with Saudi Arabia is bad news for Rouhani and reformist Iranians
January 10, 2016

Increasing tensions with Saudi Arabia is bad news for Rouhani and reformist Iranians

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh has published a new piece in The Guardian on the deteriorating Iran-Saudi relationship. View the article here.