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Routledge Handbook of International Relations in the Middle East

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh’s book will be released in paperback in December 2020: Routledge Handbook of International Relations in the Middle East. Access the flyer here.

Professor Fethi Mansouri elected to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Congratulations to Prof Fethi Mansouri for this outstanding achievement – recognised as a leading Social Scientist and elected as one of 38 Fellows. Find out more here

Armenian Communities in the Middle East Today – Lebanon

On the 7 of November 2020, Dr James Barry will be speaking alongside a panel of international guests, at this event hosted by UCI Center for Armenian Studies. Find out more here.

Why the world’s newest war isn’t new

MESF PhD, Galib Bashirov, recently appeared on ABC The Signal where he discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Listen now!

Policy Dialogue III: Proxy dynamics and peace in Syria

Together with partners Carnegie Corporation New York, MESF hosted Policy Dialogue III: Proxy dynamics and peace in Syria. Watch the full recording here.

Tunisian youth as drivers of socio-cultural and political changes: glocality and effacement of cultural memory?

Dr Zouhir Gabsi recently published the article in the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. Find it here.

Policy dialogue II: Proxy dynamics and peace in Afghanistan

Together with partners Carnegie Corporation New York, MESF hosted Policy Dialogue II: Proxy dynamics and peace in Afghanistan. Watch the full recording here.

Hyper-Securitisation and Belonging: Understanding the Plight of Young Muslims in Melbourne, Australia

Dr David Tittensor recently published the article with Gerhard Hoffstaedter and Adam Possamai in the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. You can access the full article here.

External Actors in the Afghan Peace Process

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh, Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed and Abbas Farasoo published the article  in Australian Outlook as part of Carnegie Corporation New York project on proxy wars. Read the full article here

Policy Dialogue I: Proxy dynamics and peace in Afghanistan

Together with partners Carnegie Corporation New York, MESF hosted the first event in the Policy Dialogue series: Proxy dynamics and peace in Afghanistan. Watch the full recording here.

Why contain Iran, when it is already self-contained?

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh published an article for TRT World. Read the full article here.

The Proxy Wars For and Against ISIS

Together with partners Carnegie Corporation New York, The Middle East Studies Forum hosted the webinar The Proxy Wars For and Against ISIS hosted by Professor Andrew Mumford from University of Nottingham. Watch the full recording here.