Research at the Centre is carried out in a wide range of areas relating to the politics, political economy, history and international relations of the Middle East and Central Asia.
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) students
Behazin Jafari - Topic: Reza Shah, reform and discontent
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students
Political and international relations of the Middle East, media and international affairs, the effect of media on politics, the effect of new media on the Middle East uprisings - 'Arab Spring'. Thesis title: Twitter’s Effect on Political Dialogue within and among the GCC Countries
Research scholarEmail: Shuhrat.Baratov@anu.edu.au
International Relations, international security and alliances, politics of identity and security, Central Asian studies. Thesis title: Foreign policy and politics of identity: The case of Tajikistan's relations with Uzbekistan.
Shuhrat has submitted his thesis for examination.
A social movement approach to understanding the al-Tayyar al-Sadri (Sadrist Trend) in Iraq