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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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04/05/2016 Article

The Foreign Policy of Monetary Policy and its Implications

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Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment, 15 April 2016  It is now fairly common currency that US conventional foreign policy is conflicted, and lacks strategic coherence. This

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04/05/2016 Article

The Russians are Preparing for a (Defensive) Big War, both Conventional and Hybrid

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Prospect of an intense hybrid war, with Russia as its target. The type of financial warfare is nothing new. Alastair Crooke, Valdai Discussion Club, 22

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31/03/2016 Article

The US Treasury’s ‘Silver Bullet’ Falls Short

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Alastair Crooke, Conflicts Forum, 31 March 2016 “The Americans did not act on what they promised in the nuclear accord (the JCPOA); they did not

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31/03/2016 Article

Putin and the Art of Listening

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Alastair Crooke, Valdai Discussion Club, 30 March 2016 Lessons learned from Russia’s experience in Ukraine are being applied to Syria – including the importance of

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31/03/2016 Article

Russia Isn’t Really Withdrawing From Syria

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Alastair Crooke, The World Post/ Huffington Post, 17 march 2016 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alastair-crooke/russia-withdraw-syria_b_9487262.html BEIRUT — Russian President Vladimir Putin caught nearly everyone by surprise with his Syria

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