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23/03/2015 Article

How would an Iran ‘agreement’ impact on Iran’s geo-political situation?

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 27 Feb – 6 March 2015 We do not know whether there will be an agreement between Iran and the P5+1.

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23/03/2015 Article

Widening Geo-political linkages and the Middle East

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 13-20 February 2015 The Greek government is challenging the EU ‘system’ in a very fundamental way, as Russia is challenging the

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23/03/2015 Article

Pillars to US Iran Policy are Wobbling

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 20-27 February 2015 President Obama’s Iran policy has four essential (but seldom explicitly acknowledged) pillars. Recent frank statements, however, have served

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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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