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Middle East Studies Forum
AT DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
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The Middle East Studies Forum (MESF) is a leading centre of scholarship on the Middle East at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University. MESF hosts world-class projects and scholarship in the field of Middle East and Central Asian studies and languages.
Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed's article has been published by The National Interest. Read it here.
MESF's Abbas Farasoo has had this article recently published in International Studies Review. Read it here.
MESF researcher Safiullah Taye has had this article published in Middle East Critique. Read it here.
Professor Ihsan Yilmaz has co-authored this paper, recently published in religions. Read it here.
MESF's Professor Ihsan Yilmaz has co-authored this paper with Professor Greg Barton, recently published in Religions. Read it here.
Dr Zahid Ahmed has co-authored this article, recently published in The Diplomat. Read it here.
Iran in an Emerging New World Order: From Ahmadinejad to Rouhani
Dr Ali Fathollah-Nejad (Free University of Berlin)
Iraqi Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding Across Local, National and Global Contexts
Dr Yasmin Chilmeran (Swedish Institute of International Affairs)
Iranian Ways of War: From Cyrus the Great to Qassem Soleimani and Beyond
A/Prof Ahmed Hashim (Deakin University)
Iran’s Thirteenth Presidential Elections: Regional and International Implications
Professor Mehran Kamrava (Georgetown University), Dr Sanam Vakil (Chatham House),, Dr Nikolay Kozhanov (Qatar University) and Dr Luciano Zaccara (Qatar University)
Human Rights Watch’s New Report on Israel: A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution
Omar Shakir, Human Rights Watch
US and NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Implications for the Future
Farkhondeh Akbari (The Australian National University), Dr Niamatullah Ibrahimi (La Trobe University), Prof William Maley (The Australian National University) and moderated by Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh (Deakin University)