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Dr Mohd Irwan Syazli Saidin

Visiting Fellow

PhD in Middle East Politics (Exeter)

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Visiting Fellow in the School of Government and International Affairs  



Dr Irwan Saidin gained his PhD in Middle East Politics from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, The University of Exeter in 2018. He obtained his MSc in Global Politics from Southampton University and BSc in Political Science from The National University of Malaysia. His research focuses on contemporary Muslim affairs and political Islam, particularly in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He is the author of the book, ‘The Arab Uprisings and Malaysia’s Islamist Movements: Influence, Impact and Lessons’ (Routledge, Taylor and Francis 2020), which is the first in-depth analysis of the Arab Uprisings’ implications from the perspective of Islamist movements in Malaysia and Tunisia. His current projects focuse on: 1) The human security issues of Syrian refugees in Turkey and Jordan from the perspectives of the Malaysia Humanitarian NGOs and 2) Terrorism and the rehabiliation and deradicalisation program of former Daesh detainees in Malaysia.

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Authored book

  • Saidin, Mohd Irwan Syazli (2020). The Arab Uprisings and Malaysia's Islamist Movements: Influence, Impacts and Lessons. Routledge.

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Doctoral Thesis

  • Saidin, Mohd Irwan Syazli (2018). Between Revolution and Political Stability: The Perceptions and Influences of the Arab Uprisings among the Islamist Movements in Malaysia. PhD.

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