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You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

/ Alastair Crooke

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Global Post/Huffington Post, 27 August 2014 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alastair-crooke/isis-wahhabism-saudi-arabia_b_5717157.html BEIRUT – The dramatic arrival of Da’ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West. Many have

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02/08/2013

Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment 19 – 26 July 2013

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The next (perilous) phase in the repression of the Brotherhood in Egypt is due to unfold today.  In case anyone had doubted it, General Sisi made very

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27/07/2013

Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment 12 – 19 July 2013

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The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has been pushed back – almost instinctively - to the warm, motherly embrace of Mehna, a long-standing MB zeitgeist, which essentially evokes the

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19/07/2013

Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment 5 – 12 July 2013

This 'Weekly Comment' is produced most Fridays by Conflicts Forum with links to key articles published in the regional and international media during the past week.

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It is becoming more and more clear that Gulf leaders and General Sisi intend – in the words of the former head of Mossad –

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11/07/2013

Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment 28 June – 5 July 2013

This 'Weekly Comment' is produced by Conflicts Forum with links to key articles published in the regional and international media during the past week.

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Egypt: Why did the army do it?  It is a complex story (see here), but essentially the Brotherhood ideologues had come to believe that the AKP’s success

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29/06/2013 News

The red lines over Syria have not been crossed

/ Alastair Crooke

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This article was originally published in The Guardian on the 16th of June.    The country is already awash with weapons, which are at the limit

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29/06/2013 News

Leveretts and Marandi: “Rouhani Won the Iranian Election. Get Over it.”

/ Mohamad Marandi, Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett

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This article was published on the Leveretts website .  Please click on the embedded video here  to hear Hillary Mann Leverett on CNN on the election of

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