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  “There is a war coming in Europe,” he said: “Do you really think this [the Yukos ruling at the Hague] matters?” (Financial Times, 28

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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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The red lines over Syria have not been crossed

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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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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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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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