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13/11/2017 Article

Gambling all on black at the Roulette Wheel

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Saudi Arabia’s Desperate Gamble Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 10 Nov 2017 It is always tempting. The Syrian war is coming to an end, and the losses

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Conflicts Forum aims to shift Western opinion towards a deeper, less compartmentalised understanding of Islam and the Middle East.
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08/11/2017 Article

Power showdown coming to the Middle East

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Israeli-Saudi Tandem Adjusts to Syria Loss Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 4 Nov 2017 It seems that matters are coming to a head.  For many states,

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08/11/2017 Article

The Dissolution of America’s ‘World Order’, and its emerging Determinants

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Alastair Crooke, Comment, 3 Nov 2017 The ‘World Order’ visibly is dissolving.  Most blame President Trump, and there is no doubt that the US President

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08/11/2017 Article

Trump’s Nuclear Doctrine

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 12 Oct 2017 There are acres of print analysing ‘will he, or won’t he’ in respect to President Trump taking military

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08/11/2017 Article

The Geo-Politics of an Ill-Judged Referendum

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Kurdish Referendum Roils the Mideast Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 7 Oct 2017 One week after Masud Barzani held his referendum on independence (both the referendum,

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08/11/2017 Article

How Syria’s Victory Reshapes Mideast

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 30 Sept 2017 Plainly, Syria’s success – notwithstanding the caution of President Assad in saying that signs of success are not

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08/11/2017 Article

Political Conflagration: American Entropy

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Trump’s Bonfire of Washington Politics Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 15 Sept 2017 Last week, President Trump threw a grenade into the US political structure.  Political fragments

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