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31/01/2017 Article

Trump and Putin: Is Presumed Empathy Enough?

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Alastair Crooke, (republished on Consortium News as ‘Deep State vs. Donald Trump’), 28 January 2017 President Putin has said it often: the door to co-operation

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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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19/01/2017 Article

Deciphering Steve Bannon’s (Global) ‘Revolution’

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Comment, Conflicts Forum, 25 Nov 2016 Recently, a 2014 video presentation with the enigmatic figure behind the Trump throne – Steve Bannon, the purveyor of

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19/01/2017 Article

Obstacles to Trump’s ‘Growth’ Plans

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 21 Nov 2016 https://consortiumnews.com/2016/11/21/obstacles-to-trumps-growth-plans/ We are plainly at a pivotal moment. President-Elect Trump wants to make dramatic changes in his nation’s course. His

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19/01/2017 Article

Trump’s Win – A Rebuke to the Elites

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 12 Nov 2016 https://consortiumnews.com/2016/11/12/trumps-win-a-rebuke-to-the-elites/ So, there it is: Brexit, as we had earlier suggested, was no extraneous ‘flash in the pan’,

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26/10/2016 Article

‘End of Growth’ Sparks Wide Discontent

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The global elites’ false promise that neoliberal economics would cure all ills through the elixir of endless growth helps explain the angry nationalist movements ripping apart the

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30/09/2016 Article

How the US Armed-up Syrian Jihadists

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The West blames Russia for the bloody mess in Syria, but U.S. Special Forces saw close up how the chaotic U.S. policy of aiding Syrian jihadists enabled Al

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28/09/2016 Article

New Cold War Spins Out of Control

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 26 September 2016 U.S. enthusiasts for the New Cold War with Russia appear to be ignoring less-belligerent orders from President Obama and

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