Dr Dunning
Dr Dunning
Honorary Research Fellow
Contact Details:
Email: tristan.dunning@uq.edu.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drtristandunning
Twitter: trisdunning
  • 2013 - PhD (Political Science, UQ)
  • 2006 - Bachelor of Arts with Honours (International Relations, UQ)
  • 2005 - Bachelor of Arts (UQ)
Current Research Interests:
  • National movements of the Middle East, particularly the cases of Palestine and Kurdistan
  • The legacy of colonialism on self-determination, state formation and governance in the Middle East
  • Gender relations in the Middle East
  • Islamism
  • Critical approaches to “terrorism”
Book Reviews:
Short Form and Media:
  • Contributing Editor, Framework for Conflict Sensitive Programming in Iraq, Amman, Jordan: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Iraqi Operation Unit, 2008.
Conference Presentations:
  • 2010 - Australian Political Science Association, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2008 - Australian Political Science Association, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
Interviews and Public Talks: 
  • Interview regarding the recent bombings in Ankara, Reporting Live, Sky News Australia, 15 March, 2016.
  • Will Vladimir Putin bow to ISIS terror in the Sinai Peninsula? Reporting Live, Sky News Australia, 9 November, 2015.
  • Talking about the Kurds, What in the World, SYN Nation Radio, Australia, 12 September, 2015.
  • Syrian crisis and airstrikes on Douma, Reporting Live, Sky News Australia, 17 August, 2015.
  • Tangled Alliances in the Middle East: Turkey, the US and the PKK, Reporting Live, Sky News Australia, 4 August, 2015.
  • Interview regarding Turkey, ISIS and the PKK, ABC Radio News, 27 July, 2015.
  • Interview regarding US stategy, Reporting Live, Sky News Australia, 23 July, 2015.
  • Iran, major powers strike nuclear deal, Panel Guest, Sky News Australia, 14 July, 2015.
  • Is ISIS an existential threat? Public discourses on terrorism, Panel Guest, Reporting Live, Sky News Australia, 8 July, 2015.
  • ISIS-inspired attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France, Panel Guest, Reporting Live, Sky News Australia, 1 July, 2015.
  • Stripping Citizenship of Suspected Terrorists in Australia, asylum seekers, and crisis in the Middle East, Panel Guest, Reporting Live, Sky News Australia, 16 June, 2015.
  • Aftermath of the Turkish Elections 2015, Sky News Australia, 8 June, 2015.
  • Israel Goes to the Polls 2015, ABC 24, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 17 March, 2015.
  • The Political Map of the Middle East, Brisbane Free University, Woodford Folk Festival, Queensland, Australia, 29 December, 2014.
  • No guarantee arms for Kurds won't end up with the PKK: experts, The World Today, Radio National, 1 September, 2014.
  • Iraqi Kurdistan and ISIS, Sky News Australia, 14 August, 2014.

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