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Built on Power: Manifestations of China’s Presence in West Asia/MENA Region
January 28, 2022

Built on Power: Manifestations of China’s Presence in West Asia/MENA Region

Read the latest opinion piece by our non-resident member Professor Anoush Ehteshami, published by the SOAS China Institute, here.

ECPS Panel: Religious Populism, Cyberspace and Digital Authoritarianism in Asia – The Cases of India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia & Turkey (2/2/2022)
January 27, 2022

ECPS Panel: Religious Populism, Cyberspace and Digital Authoritarianism in Asia – The Cases of India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia & Turkey (2/2/2022)

Join MESF's Professor Ihsan Yilmaz and Dr Mahmoud Pargoo who will be joining a host of speakers at this conference hosted by the European Centre for Populism Studies. For more information and to register, click here.

Dr Safiullah Taye now a member of the Board of International Advisory Editors at the Middle East Critique Journal
January 24, 2022

Dr Safiullah Taye now a member of the Board of International Advisory Editors at the Middle East Critique Journal

Find the journal here. Congratulations Dr Taye!

Religious Populism and Vigilantism: The Case of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan
January 24, 2022

Religious Populism and Vigilantism: The Case of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan

MESF's Professor Ihsan Yilmaz has co-authored an article published in Populism & Politics. Read the article here.

Religious Populism, Cyberspace and Digital Authoritarianism in Asia: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Turkey
January 21, 2022

Religious Populism, Cyberspace and Digital Authoritarianism in Asia: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Turkey

MESF's Professor Ihsan Yilmaz and Dr Mahmoud Pargoo have contributed to this report, published in Populism & Politics. Read the full report here.

Conference: The authoritarian resurgence in the Middle East: Counter-revolutions, reform and resistance (2/2/2022)
January 20, 2022

Conference: The authoritarian resurgence in the Middle East: Counter-revolutions, reform and resistance (2/2/2022)

MESFM Convenor Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh will be partaking in this conference hosted by the Australian National University. Find more information here.

Iranian proxies in the Syrian conflict: Tehran’s ‘forward-defence’ in action
January 20, 2022

Iranian proxies in the Syrian conflict: Tehran’s ‘forward-defence’ in action

MESF Convenor Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh and MESF member Professor Anoush Ehteshami have a paper published in the Journal of Strategic Studies. Read it here.

MESF Convenor Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh discusses the militarization of Iranian politics with the Institute of Regional Studies Islamabad
January 18, 2022

MESF Convenor Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh discusses the militarization of Iranian politics with the Institute of Regional Studies Islamabad

See the full interview here.

Mango Diplomacy of South Asian Countries
January 10, 2022

Mango Diplomacy of South Asian Countries

Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed has co-authored an article published in the Journal of Asian and African Studies. Read it here.

MESF Convenor Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh interviewed by TRT World Now
December 16, 2021

MESF Convenor Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh interviewed by TRT World Now

MESF Convenor Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh told TRT World Now that Iran risks permanent sanctions if they can't revive JCPOA - China and Russia will not be viable alternatives for Iran. See the interview here.