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13/09/2016 Article

‘Xi’s G20’ and a World on the Brink of Radical Change

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Alastair Crooke, Valdai Discussion Club, 13 Sept 2016 [Hyperlinks below added by Conflicts Forum] This time the G20 was different. Intentionally so. The Chinese had prepared

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08/09/2016 Article

Geo-Strategic Change: Syria, Ukraine and the G20

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Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment, 2 September 2016 So often, it is something – seemingly quite minor in itself – which presages major change. The weight

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10/08/2016 Article

Trump, the Syria Calculus and the Threat to America’s Foreign Policy

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Alastair Crooke, Conflicts Forum, 6 August 2016 (This piece was published by Consortium News on 6 August 2016 under the title: Stalling Obama’s overtures to

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10/08/2016 Article

Will Turkey Truly Pivot to Russia? What Now for Neo-Ottomanism?

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Alastair Crooke, Valdai Discussion Club, 5 August 2016 Apparently ‘the pivot’ has already begun: the first high level meeting since the downing of the Russian

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10/08/2016 Article

“God’s Gift”: The purge and counter-coup in Turkey

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Conflicts Forum Comment, 22 July 2016  (This piece was published by Consortium News on 21 July 2016 – see here). “God’s Gift”, the words used

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04/05/2016 Article

Tu quoque, Brute, fili mi! (And you too, Brutus, my son!)

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Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment, 22 April 2016 “Fall, Caesar, fall”. Caesar (Obama) has yet a few months before, finally, he ‘falls’; but the knives are unsheathed,

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