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24/02/2015 Article

Non-Dollar Trading Is Killing the Petrodollar — And the Foundation of U.S.-Saudi Policy in the Middle East

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(Apologies for late posting on CF’s website – this article was first published by Huffington Post on 2 December 2014) Alastair Crooke, Huffington Post, 2

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24/02/2015 Article

Is Jordan Facilitating ISIS’ Grand Strategy?

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Alastair Crooke, Huffington Post, 13 February 2015 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alastair-crooke/isis-jordan-strategy_b_6674252.html BEIRUT — Last September, I wrote that “Nothing that ISIS has done has been whimsical, rather it reflects serious

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24/02/2015 Article

Poison Pills: the Allure and the Risks

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 9-16 January 2015 ISIS was ever thus: a saucer of poison placed down in the midst of Syrian society, with another spoonful dropped

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24/02/2015 Article

The Geo-financial war places new geo-political facts on the ground

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“The death of the Bretton Woods world order … and the beginning of the end for America’s linchpin role in the global economy” (Bloomberg) Conflicts Forum’s

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24/02/2015 Article

The Double-Edged Sword of Financialised ‘War’

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 12-19 December 2014 The drop in the rouble has been truly dramatic. Overall, it has fallen more than 50% this year

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24/02/2015 Article

The Mid-Eastern Discatenation

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 5-12 December 2014 Returning from strategic discussions in the region, it is not easy to reflect on how one might define

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