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Use of past collective traumas, fear and conspiracy theories for securitization of the opposition and authoritarianisation: the Turkish case

Professor Ihsan Yilmaz co-authored this paper with Erdoan A. Shipoli in Democratization. Read it here.

Religion as an Authoritarian Securitization and Violence Legitimation Tool: The Erdoğanist Diyanet’s Framing of a Religious Movement as an Existential Threat

Professor Ihsan Yilmaz co-authored this open access paper with Ismail Albayrak in Religions. Read it here.

Affective terrains of Assyrian heritage under Daesh

MESF Graduate Researcher Sofya Shahab’s paper has been published in Territory, Politics, Governance. Read it here.

Islamists and the incremental Islamisation of Pakistan: the case of women’s rights

Doctor Zahid Shahab Ahmed & Professor Ihsan Yilmaz co-authored this paper in Commonwealth & Comparative Politics. Read it here.

Racism in Australia Today

Professor Fethi Mansouri co-authored this book with Amanuel Elias & Yin Paradies. Find it here.

A Multi-scale Approach to Interculturalism: From Globalised Politics to Localised Policy and Practice

Professor Fethi Mansouri co-authored this paper, published in the Journal of International Migration and Integration. Read it here.

The Emergence of Islamist Official and Unofficial Laws in the Erdoganist Turkey: The Case of Child Marriages

Professor Ihsan Yilmaz recently published this Open Access paper in Religions. Read it here.

Iran’s soft power in Pakistan

Shahram Akbarzadeh, Zahid Shabab Ahmed & Niamatullah Ibrahimi recently published the article in Asian Politics & Policy. Read the article here.

Taliban to present written peace deal to Afghan government

TRT World Now interviews MESF Convenor prof. Shahram Akbarzadeh. See the interview here.

Soft power, hard power dynamics: the case of Iran in Afghanistan

Shahram Akbarzadeh, Zahid Shabab Ahmed, Niamatullah Ibrahimi recently published the piece in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. Read the article here.

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh was recently interviewed on Backchat. Listen to the interview here

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh was recently interviewed on CNA. Watch the interview here.