Phillip Etches is a PhD scholar at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies.

His research concerns Salafism and its relationship to politics and society, terrorism and political violence, the political history of Lebanon and its Islamic movements, Islamic and Islamist political history and thought, and the political implications of Salafi understandings of Islamic theology and law.

He has previously written on Middle Eastern politics and history, worked as a teaching fellow at the Australian Defence College, and provided consultant research on violent extremism. Previously, he studied out of the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and completed his undergraduate studies and research within the ANU international security program.

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