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Afghanistan: A pawn in major power rivalry?

Afghanistan: A pawn in major power rivalry?

Amin Saikal asks 'Why the surge of Russian interest in Afghanistan?'

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Quest for relevance and survival

Quest for relevance and survival

CAIS research scholar, Anas Iqtait, discusses the current predicaments facing the Palestinian Authority

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Winners of referendum 'will dominate Turkey'

Winners of referendum 'will dominate Turkey'

Murat Yurtbilir discusses Turkey's 'worrying divide' on SkyNews...

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The tragedy of Mosul

The tragedy of Mosul

CAIS research scholar, Damian Doyle and Dr Tristan Doyle, demonstrate how the battle against Islamic State is leading to all-too-familiar consequences

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CAIS Arabic students

CAIS Arabic students

competing in the International Universities Arabic Debating Championships

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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

Catherine

Catherine

Bachelor of Arts - Arabic major

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: 24 April 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Head of CAIS / Page Contact:  Web publisher