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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.

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What an Afghan Peace Deal Could Look Like

Abbass Farasoo recently published this piece in Fair Observer. Read the full article here.

March 5, 2021
Populist Performances and Religion in Global Perspective

Professor Ihsan Yilmaz is guest editing this Special Issue in Religions. Find out more here.

February 25, 2021
Palgrave/Macmillan Series in Populism

Professor Ihsan Yilmaz was recently appointed as the editor of Palgrave/Macmillan Series in Populism, and is currently receiving proposals for the series. Find out more here.

February 25, 2021
Future of Palestine : One state, Two states, No state

Professor Michelle Pace participated at a DIIS event on the Future of Palestine. You can access the recording here.

February 15, 2021
A testimony about the improper implementation of integration from Denmark

Professor Michelle Pace produced the video as part of a SIRUS project. Watch the full video here.

February 15, 2021
Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Danish Labour Market: a summary report

Professor Michelle Pace reported on Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Danish Labour Market in SIRIUS. Read more here.

February 15, 2021
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March
2021
Negotiating Securitised Aid in the Fragile State of Afghanistan

Negotiating Securitised Aid in a Fragile State

Safiullah Taye, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalization, Deakin University

04
February
2021
Between Rebellion and Revolution: 10 years after the Middle East Uprisings

Between Rebellion and Revolution: 10 years after the Middle East Uprisings

Alia Ibrahim (Daraj Media), Asma Khalifa(Tamazight Women’s Movement) and Lama Fakih (Human Rights Watch – TBC)

26
November
2020
Governmental Violence and the Formation of Political Subjectivities in Syria

Governmental Violence and the Formation of Political Subjectivities in Syria

Professor Salwa Ismail (SOAS)

04
November
2020
Policy Dialogue IV: Proxy dynamics and peace in Syria

Policy Dialogue IV: Proxy dynamics and peace in Syria

Dareen Khalifa (International Crisis Group), Jasmine Gani (University of St Andrews), Christopher Phillips (Queen Mary University of London) and Rime Allaf (Middle East Institute)

15
October
2020
Policy Dialogue III: Proxy dynamics and peace in Syria

Policy Dialogue III: Proxy dynamics and peace in Syria

Noha Alkamcha (Syrian development consultant), Nick Grinstead (Middle East Institute), Malik al-Abdeh (conflict resolution practitioner) and Bente Scheller (Heinrich Boell Foundation)

30
September
2020
Policy Dialogue II: Proxy dynamics and peace in Afghanistan

Policy Dialogue II: Proxy dynamics and peace in Afghanistan

Mr Rahmatullah Nabil (Afghan politician), Mr Shoaib Rahim (Senior advisor to the Minister of Peace in Afghanistan), Mr. Shakti Sinha (MS University) and Ambassador Rakesh Sood (Observer Research Foundation)