Alfred Deakin Institute
The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is a leading humanities and social sciences research institute based at Deakin University, Australia. Our researchers aim to understand the complex meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation, and investigate the imp


Assessing the impact of external actors in the Syrian and Afghan proxy wars

Regional proxy conflicts have become a most significant driver of insecurity in the broader Middle East. The Alfred Deakin Institute’s Middle East Studies Forum will draw on its contacts in the Persian Gulf, South Asia, and Central Asia to advance new understandings of the evolving role of states and non-state actors.

Policymakers, academics, and practitioners from these regions will be drawn into the exploration of multilateral policy alternatives. The involvement of local experts from the Arab region will support the development of locally-driven policy responses to proxy conflicts.

Read more about the project on Invenio, ‘Middle East: How can we reduce conflict?


Project Funding

This research is funded by an International Peace and Security grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York