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A new and dangerous axis

A new and dangerous axis

Amin Saikal argues a Moscow-Tehran-Baghdad-Damascus-Hezbollah axis has come to define the Levant's strategic landscape...

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Putin’s Russia in the Wake of the Cold War

Putin’s Russia in the Wake of the Cold War

CAIS research scholars are presenting papers at this important conference. The program and late registrations are available...

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China shifts polluting cement to Tajikistan

China shifts polluting cement to Tajikistan

Chinese cement companies are scouring Central Asia for new opportunities as profits dry up at home, writes CAIS research scholar Dirk van der Kley

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CAIS media analysis on Turkey

CAIS media analysis on Turkey

Catch up on recent media commentary on Turkey by CAIS academics...

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Women and Violent Extremism: Podcast available

Women and Violent Extremism: Podcast available

This one-day conference aimed to demystify the sensationalised female jihadi phenomenon and provide a better understanding of the gender dimension on radical Islam...

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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

Sally

Sally

Diploma of Languages (Arabic)

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: 28 August 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Head of CAIS / Page Contact:  Web publisher