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Amin Saikal argues

Amin Saikal argues

As long as the conditions that have given rise to such groups as IS, al-Nusra and al-Qaeda are not addressed through a comprehensive political strategy, there will always be fertile ground for such groups either to metamorphose or metastasise...

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The Gulf: Changing Regional Dynamics

The Gulf: Changing Regional Dynamics

Professor Abdullah Baabood from Qatar University discusses the Gulf region...

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Killing Taliban leader

Killing Taliban leader

'is unlikely to dull the Taliban-led insurgency and expedite a peaceful settlement of the Afghanistan conflict in the near future' argues Amin Saikal

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Damascus to Berlin: Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Damascus to Berlin: Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Dr Raihan Ismail contributes to this discussion with an account of the Middle East as a source of refugees...

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Islam and Violent Jihad AIIA interview

Islam and Violent Jihad AIIA interview

Two speakers at conference, James Piscatori and Vanessa Newby, discuss some of the key ideas...

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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

Ben

Ben

Bachelor of Middle Eastern 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: 26 May 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Head of CAIS / Page Contact:  Web publisher