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Non-Dollar Trading Is Killing the Petrodollar — And the Foundation of U.S.-Saudi Policy in the Middle East

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(Apologies for late posting on CF’s website – this article was first published by Huffington Post on 2 December 2014) Alastair Crooke, Huffington Post, 2

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22/11/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 8 – 15 November 2013

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The one thing that has stood out from the first round of US – P5+1 negotiations is the clarity that it has shed on true

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15/11/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 1- 8 November 2013

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As an appeal against a Court ruling imposing a complete ban on the Muslim Brotherhood, and requiring the seizure of its assets, was overturned this

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08/11/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 18 October – 1 November 2013

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Anyone who has visited Syria over the years can see the remarkable qualitative transformation that has now overtaken the Syrian army and security apparatus.  The Syrian

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25/10/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 11 – 18 October 2013

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Suddenly, surprisingly suddenly, the atmospherics in the US towards Iran have shifted.  Now – commentators who have been known over the years for their ‘never

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18/10/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 4 – 11 October 2013

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CF reads widely and follows events in the Middle East and beyond.  Today, however, in spite of following events closely, we like most others, simply do not

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11/10/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 27 September – 4 October 2013

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In a recent article, Graham Fuller, a former vice-chair of the US National Intelligence Council speculated that “it is possible that President Obama – without articulating it, perhaps

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