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Pakistan: Emerging democracy or veiled dictatorship?

Pakistan: Emerging democracy or veiled dictatorship?

Dr Yaqoob Khan Bangash will discuss the internal developments of Pakistan in the last decade and look at what be might in store for Pakistan in the medium to long run.

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What might the defeat of Islamic State look like?

What might the defeat of Islamic State look like?

Amin Saikal believes any victory will be hollow...

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Turkish politics and foreign policy

Turkish politics and foreign policy

Convenor of the Turkish program, Dr Murat Yurbilir will offer this new course in semester 2. It can be taken at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels...

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Looking for a fascinating elective?

Looking for a fascinating elective?

Explore the the Persian arts, including Persian styles of architecture, calligraphy, miniatures, carpet and rugs, music, Persian cinema, and the contemporary arts of Iran....

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CAIS courses offered in Semester 2

CAIS courses offered in Semester 2

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Welcome to the Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies

The Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies (Middle East & Central Asia) forms part of the ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences at The Australian National University. CAIS is Australia’s premier location for studies in this field, with a high international standing and links with major counterparts in the Arab & Muslim world, as well as in North America and Europe.

Meet a student

Alex

Alex

Master of Middle East and Central Asian Studies

Study options

The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies offers a wide variety of programs. It is currently offering courses in Middle Eastern and Central Asian politics and the three major languages of the region: Arabic, Persian and Turkish.

 

 

 

Updated: 25 June 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Head of CAIS / Page Contact:  Web publisher