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Have MbS and MbZ Overreached Themselves?

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 9 June 2017 It is still early days, but yes, it seems so. And in so doing, bin Salman’s (MbS) and bin Zayed’s

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12/09/2015 Article

The Incipient NATO-ifcation of the Syrian Conflict

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Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment, 4-11 Sept 2015   Retired Chief of Staff at the State Department, during Colin Powell’s mandate, Lawrence Wilkerson, in his lecture

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12/09/2015 Article

Reading the Middle Eastern Strategic Tea Leaves

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Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment, 31 August – 4 Sept 2015 It seems – as much as anything can be certain in today’s world – that President

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12/09/2015 Article

Saudi Arabia and the Game of Dominoes

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Coflicts Forum Weekly Comment, 21-28 August 2015 That the drop in the price of oil is hitting Saudi revenues hard is a commonplace. But crude

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12/09/2015 Article

A Middle East Reset?

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Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment, 7 August 2015 So, it is becoming clearer what is afoot between Washington and Moscow: It has been plain for some

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07/07/2015 Article

The enabling of ‘useful proxies’ becomes ‘la mode’

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 26 June – 3 July 2015  In our last Weekly Comment, we quoted the US Defence Secretary saying: “That is an important part

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07/07/2015 Article

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 19-26 June 2015 “This has nothing to do with building an oil pipeline. It is to build a free and democratic life”

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