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25/10/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 11 – 18 October 2013

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Suddenly, surprisingly suddenly, the atmospherics in the US towards Iran have shifted.  Now – commentators who have been known over the years for their ‘never

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18/10/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 4 – 11 October 2013

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CF reads widely and follows events in the Middle East and beyond.  Today, however, in spite of following events closely, we like most others, simply do not

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11/10/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 27 September – 4 October 2013

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In a recent article, Graham Fuller, a former vice-chair of the US National Intelligence Council speculated that “it is possible that President Obama – without articulating it, perhaps

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04/10/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 20 – 27 September 2013

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Very occasionally, a point of inflection occurs in human affairs – a moment of latent potential, which somehow springs into present ‘being’.  The potential may

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27/09/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 13-20 Sept 2013

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On 12 September 2013, Prince Turki of Saudi Arabia addressed the Defence and Security Forum in London.  Prince Turki is known for his cool-headed analysis, and though regarded

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20/09/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 6 ­- 13 September 2013

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Syria:  Analyst Philippe Grasset surely has it right when he suggests that the Syria situation has been stabilized by the initiative to place Syria¹s chemical stocks under supervision, ­

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