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Amin Saikal on the coup attempt in Turkey

Amin Saikal on the coup attempt in Turkey

Erdogan now has a unique opportunity to rid the government and armed security forces of all opposition, push more boldly to transform the Turkish system into a strong presidential one, and enforce his brand of political Islamism.

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Women and Violent Extremism: Myth and Reality

Women and Violent Extremism: Myth and Reality

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

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Chilcot report for Australia

Chilcot report for Australia

Amin Saikal argues its desirable to hold an inquiry similar to that of Chilcot into Australia's involvement in the invasion...

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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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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

Daniel

Daniel

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.

 

 

 

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