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    • Transactionalism in International Relations: Turkey’s Relations With The European Union

      On Dec. 5 Prof. Ihsan Yilmaz and PhD candidate Galib Bashirov published a brief on the current dynamics in the relationship between Turkey and the EU.  See full article here.

    • A/Prof. Benjamin Isakhan receives funding from ARC Discovery Project round!

      Many congratulations to A/Prof Benjamin Isakhan, whom together with Stanford University’s Professor Lynn Meskell, won funding from the prestigious ARC Discovery Project 2020 round. In their project A/Prof. Isakhan and Prof. Meskell will lead a Discovery Project titled 'After Islamic State: Local-State-Global Heritage Dynamics in Syria and Iraq  

    • Afghanistan’s suffering has reached unprecedented levels. Can a presidential election make things better?

      On Sept. 27 MESF Ph.D candidate Safiullah Taye and Dr. Niamatullah Ibrahimi provided an assessment of the upcoming elections in Afghanistan on The Conversation. Many of these challenges remain today. Link to article here.

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