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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 4 – 11 April 2014

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In the sense that the outcome to P5+1 negotiations with Iran will mark a key inflection point for the Middle East – one way or

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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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06/04/2013

Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment

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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29 March – 5 April  The deteriorating temper of the region can be encapsulated in three recent events:  A Sunni imam of a mosque in Aleppo this week

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29/03/2013

CF’s Weekly Comment

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22-29 March 2013 The Scale of the Airbridge of Weapons lifted to the Syrian Opposition: In an officially-inspired New York Times article, the sheer scale of weapons transfers

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22/03/2013

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15- 22 March 2013 Iraq War – Tenth Anniversary commentary: Paul Pillar, a former CIA officer and now professor at Georgetown University, reflecting back to that era,

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15/03/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment

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NEW!! This new ‘Weekly Comment’ will be produced most Fridays by Conflicts Forum and will be posted on CF’s website, with links to key articles

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20/12/2012 Article

The Sharaa interview and the Iranian proposal: the need for a political solution

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Tags: Iran, Syria

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Originally published in Amal Saad-Ghorayeb’s counter-hegemony unit blog, 18 Dec 2012 The concurrence of two important Syria-related developments today—Farouk al-Sharaa’s interview with Al-Akhbar and Iran’s 6 point proposal to resolve

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19/12/2012 Article

Al-Sharaa’s Proposal: Syria’s Last Chance

/ Ibrahim al-Amin

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Originally published in Al-Akhbar English, December 18, 2012. The fighters on the ground in Syria are getting increasingly caught up in the minutiae of their daily

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