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09/06/2015 Article

If Syria and Iraq Become Fractured, So Too Will Tripoli and North Lebanon

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Alastair Crooke, Huffington Post, 1 June 2015 The talk now is all about whether Syria and Iraq will end up as divided states. The impetus

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09/06/2015 Article

With Saudi Arabia Faltering in Yemen, Power in the Region Has Begun To Swing East

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Alastair Crooke, Huggington Post, 29 April 2015 Saudi Arabia has announced the end to its campaign in Yemen, but nevertheless air attacks against Ansar Allah

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09/06/2015 Article

The problem of sanctions ‘snapback’ on Iran

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 1-8 May 2015 The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has just released a remarkably frank policy document which, given the Council’s

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09/06/2015 Article

Iran, sanctions and the ‘great game’ of Eurasian energy politics

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 10-17 April 2015 The Lausanne ‘joint’ statement on the outlines of a nuclear agreement has already – with any final settlement

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16/04/2015 Article

Geo-Financial Risk in Wake of the ‘Treasury Wars’

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Alastair Crooke, Valdai Discussion Club, 11 April 2015 It has been customary to consider the energy business in terms of political risk (governments falling, internal

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16/04/2015 Article

The War of the ‘Fact Sheets’: Hardened and Polarised Positions – For Both Parties

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 3-10 April 2015 Paradoxically, the attempt by the two parties after two-and-a half years of nuclear negotiations to set out jointly

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