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Durham University

School of Government & International Affairs



Call for Papers: Gulf Research Meeting 2019

CfP by doctoral candidate Irfan Aziz, one of the directors of workshop 11 and Advisor of the workshop 7 at the 10th Annual Gulf Research Meeting, 15-18 July 2019, University of Cambridge. Please submit abstracts for Workshop 11: "The Consequences of the Kurdistan Independence Referendum: Relations between KRG- Iran/ the GCC". Or
Workshop 7: "Post-Brexit Britain, Europe and Policy towards Iran and the GCC state: Potential Challenges, and the Possibility of Cooperation". 
Abstract deadline is January 20th, 2019.

(21 Dec 2018)

PhD Funding Opportunity: China Scholarships Council

China Scholarships Council: PhD scholarships are open to applicants from China wishing to study at Durham University. Details can be found here. The deadline for applications is 18 January 2019.

(18 Dec 2018)

Launching the Cambridge University Press Book Series on Intelligence and National Security in Africa and the Middle East

Professor Clive Jones (SGIA) and Professors Rory Miller and Harry Verhoeven of Georgetown University in Qatar have launched their new Cambridge University Press book series on Intelligence and National Security in Africa and the Middle East at a one-day workshop, bringing together leading scholars working on these issues. 

(10 Dec 2018)

Special Issue on Taiwan's elections

Following the dramatic mid-term election result in Taiwan on 24 November, SGIA's Dr Gordon Cheung has edited a special virtual issue on ‘The Dynamics of Taiwan’s Changing Politics and Cross-Strait Relations’.

(30 Nov 2018)

Latest Al-Sabah Publication Number 26, December 2018

China and the Middle East: Redefining the International Order? In this paper Dr John Calabrese examines the arc of China’s relations with the Middle East, focusing especially on the period since Xi Jinping assumed the presidency.

(21 Nov 2018)

Matthew (Matt) Hedges: A Statement from Durham University

Read here

(21 Nov 2018)

New Al-Sabah Publication Number 25, October 2018

Dr Amjed Rasheed and Juline Beaujouan analyse the political messages of IS and its uses of language in the latest Al-Sabah publication of the HH Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah Programme.

(25 Oct 2018)

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