Dr Sue Boyd launched Professor Amin Saikal's book Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq at The Coop Bookshop on 13 November 2014. Dr Boyd called on Professor Saikal's beginnings at The University of Western Australia. She also spoke about Professor Saikal's book being useful to the practitioner. Professor Saikal then spoke about the nature of the crises in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, and about his approach to addressing them in his book. The launch was well-attended, with some interesting questions asked of Professor Saikal regarding his view on Australia's (and other Western power's) foreign policy in relation to the region.