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Sunnism has always had a particular link with the state. (We are not talking Westphalia here, with its homogenous national identities, but something more complex,

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Challenging perspectives on Islamism and politics in the Middle East

Conflicts Forum aims to shift Western opinion towards a deeper, less compartmentalised understanding of Islam and the Middle East.
By examining problems in terms of differences of thinking, language and intellectual and metaphysical traditions, we attempt to frame differences as more than simple struggles for power. Although not a particular focus of our work, reconciliation is sometimes an outcome of what we do.
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29/06/2013

Weekly Comment

This 'Weekly Comment' is produced most Fridays (and occasionally a few days later) by Conflicts Forum with links to key articles published in the regional and international media during the past week.Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment

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21 – 28 June 201  Egypt is bracing for rival mass demonstrations, amid tight army security, in what is now a deeply fractured nation – with

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22/06/2013

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14-21 June 201 Syria: The G8 meeting in Northern Ireland in the end, changed nothing. It concluded with little more than a pious hope to hold a Geneva II meeting by early

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14/06/2013

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7 – 14 June 2013 The polls on the eve of the Iranian Presidential elections (14 June) mark some important shifts in the positioning of the leading

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11/06/2013

Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment

This 'Weekly Comment' is produced most Fridays (and occasionally a few days later) by Conflicts Forum with links to key articles published in the regional and international media during the past week.

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31 May – 7 June 2013   The fall of Qusayr marks a strategic point both for Syria – and for the geo-strategic make-up of

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31/05/2013

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24 – 31 May Syria - This week has witnessed a powerful consolidation of critical support around the Syrian state – firstly, as a direct counter

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17/05/2013

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10 – 17 May 2013 This week has seen the further political consolidation of the strategic military shift begun by the Israeli attacks on Syria.  Netayahu –

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