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Geo-Financial Risk in Wake of the ‘Treasury Wars’

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Alastair Crooke, Valdai Discussion Club, 11 April 2015 It has been customary to consider the energy business in terms of political risk (governments falling, internal

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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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24/01/2014

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 10 – 17 January 2014

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In the lead up to Geneva II, the picture emerging from the Middle East remains complicated, with political currents often moving in contrary directions.  On Lebanon, for

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17/01/2014

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 3 – 10 January 2014

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Egypt: Even before the military coup that overthrew President Morsi, it was plain that Egyptian society was fracturing – and fracturing in a profound, and

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10/01/2014

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 27 December 2013 – 3 January 2014

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Disquieting, and worrisome events in Lebanon: A President (Sleiman) anxiously in search of re-election (due in May); a warning by King Abdallah to President Sleiman

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10/01/2014

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 20 – 27 December 2013

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Change in the region continues apace: Turkey:  Whilst no one should underestimate PM Erdogan’s sheer, brutal pugilism and ruthlessness to stay in power, the AKP undoubtedly

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28/12/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 13 – 20 December 2013

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What is the ‘state of the nation’ – or more correctly of the Arab Middle East ‘nation’– at the end of 2013?  We all know

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20/12/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 6 – 13 December 2013

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The tempo of the regional dance of diplomacy has been heightened over recent days. Karzai, Maliki and Lavrov all have visited Tehran in recent days,

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