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Iran gains ground as the Middle East descends into chaos

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh gave a paper at the World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) on Iran.

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Dr Ibrahimi interviewed in BBC Persian article

BBC Persian has published a new piece on the escalation of sectarian attacks in Afghanistan, with comment from MESF’s Dr Niamat Ibrahimi (in Persian). Read the article here.

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Dr Zarandona working as part of Forensic Architecture team

MESF’s Dr Antonio Gonzalez Zarandona is working on an exciting project as part of the Forensic Architecture team, in the upcoming exhibition Maps of Defiance, the UK entry to the London Design Biennale (4 Sept – 23 Sept), curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Dr David Tittensor interviewed on Turkey

Dr David Tittensor was interviewed in The New Daily on Turkey’s currency crisis. Read the full text here.

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Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed to talk at AIIA in Sydney

Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed will be speaking at the Australian Institute of International Affairs in Sydney on August 28 on Pakistan Under Imran Khan: New or Old? Details here.

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Dr Niamat Ibrahimi talks at Hazara Human Rights Forum

MESF’s Dr Niamat Ibrahimi spoke at the Hazara Human Rights Forum, which was hosted by the University of Western Sydney on August 15. Read about it here.

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Facts about Islam key to anti-Muslim prejudice

Professor Fethi Mansouri and Dr Matteo Vergani have published the results of a survey on anti-Muslim prejudice in Australia. Read their findings here.

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Dr Tittensor interviewed on ABC’s Late Night Live

MESF’s Dr David Tittensor was interviewed by Phillip Adams on the ABC’s Late Night Live on the deterioration of the US-Turkey relationship. Listen here.

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Baghdad and Basra: Key to Understanding the Iraqi Protests

A/Prof Ben Isakhan and PhD candidate Pete Mulherin have published new work in Australian Outlook on the Basra protests. Read the full text here.

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How Trump has made Iran’s Rouhani a Hostage of the Hardliners

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh published a new piece on Informed Comment on the impact that Trump’s foreign policy is having on Iranian domestic politics. Read it here.

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