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Obama Is Wrong That ISIS Is ‘Not Islamic’

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Huffington Post, 18 Sept 2014 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alastair-crooke/obama-isis-not-islamic_b_5843830.html?utm_hp_ref=world “We are fighting an ideology, not a regime.” - U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry     “Now let’s make

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22/08/2013 News

The Inevitable Has Happened In Egypt

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This article was originally published on Al-Monitor on Thursday August 23rd 2013. The expected has now occurred: a massacre of Muslim Brotherhood supporters by Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of

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16/08/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 2 ­- 9 August 2013

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As Ramadan comes to its end, this commentary takes an overview of where the region stands now in the face of the three tectonic plates (principal strategic

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09/08/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 26 July – 2 August 2013

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The signal from Iran is unmistakeable:  It seems that Mohammad Javad Zarif will be Foreign Minister. Zarif spent five years as Ambassador to the UN in NY from

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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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