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On 22 April 2024, Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh moderated an international webinar on Iran in the Middle East. This session was co-hosted by the Middle East Council on Global Affairs (Doha) an the Middle East Studies Forum at Deakin University.  The panel included Dr Azadeh Zamirirad, Deputy Head of Africa and the Middle East, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Prof Mehran Kamrava, Professor of Government, Georgetown University in Qatar & Director of Iranian Studies Unit at the Arab Center for Research & Policy Studies, and Dr Hamidreza Azizi, Visiting Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), and Non-resident Fellow, Middle East Council on Global Affairs.

The panel discussed how conflict between Iran and Isarel impacts Iran’s relations with its neighbours and its implications for its global agenda.

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May 23rd, 2024

TRT – Will the demise of President Raisi affect Iran’s relationship with Hamas and Hezbollah?

Shahram Akbarzadeh, professor of Middle East Politics at Deakin University, discusses the funeral of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, and the […]

May 22nd, 2024

Explainer: How will Iran President Raisi’s death affect the country and ongoing Middle East tensions?

A helicopter crash on Sunday (May 19) killed Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi in the mountains near the Iran-Azerbaijan border His death […]

May 20th, 2024

TRT – What’s next for Iran after the death of president Ebrahim Raisi?

Shahram Akbarzadeh, professor of Middle East Politics at Deakin University discusses the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and how […]

May 20th, 2024

France24 – Iran in shock as Raisi killed in crash

Shahram Akbarzadeh, convenor of the Middle East Forum from Deakin University, talked to France 24 about the president Raisi’s death. […]

April 23rd, 2024

Iran in the Middle East: Building Bridges or Expanding Influence?

On 22 April 2024, Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh moderated an international webinar on Iran in the Middle East. This session was […]

April 7th, 2024

Sputnik – Even With AI ‘Kill List’, Israel ‘No Closer to Achieving’ Goals Six Months Into Gaza War

“Six months after Israel launched its attack under the banner of self-defense and the stated objective of destroying Hamas, Israel […]

April 2nd, 2024

ABC Listen – Iran strike fuels Middle East conflict

Another suspected Israeli missile attack has struck the Iranian embassy in Syria, killing a number of Iranian generals. The strike […]

March 22nd, 2024

Interview: Election Results Confirm Iranian Regime’s Legitimacy at Risk, Potentially Non-existent

Reminding that elections are pivotal in justifying Iranian religious leadership and sustaining political legitimacy, Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh emphasizes that the […]

March 21st, 2024

TRT – Blinken: US submits draft Gaza ceasefire resolution to UNSC

The US is asking for a UN Security Council vote on an ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Gaza. The announcement was made […]

February 9th, 2024

Al Jazeera – Netanyahu dismisses a ceasefire proposal by Hamas and orders troops to push further into Rafah

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says there’s still room for an agreement after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed […]