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07/07/2015 Article

The enabling of ‘useful proxies’ becomes ‘la mode’

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 26 June – 3 July 2015  In our last Weekly Comment, we quoted the US Defence Secretary saying: “That is an important part

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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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10/04/2015 Article

The Complexity of Regional Re-balancing

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 20-27 March 2015 Irrespective of whether there will, or will not, be some sort of agreement between the P5+1 and Iran

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10/04/2015 Article

Western Conservatism: The War Within

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 6-13 March 2015 (This comment was published in French by Sputnik News and will shortly be published in Russian) In an article

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23/03/2015 Article

How would an Iran ‘agreement’ impact on Iran’s geo-political situation?

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 27 Feb – 6 March 2015 We do not know whether there will be an agreement between Iran and the P5+1.

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23/03/2015 Article

Widening Geo-political linkages and the Middle East

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 13-20 February 2015 The Greek government is challenging the EU ‘system’ in a very fundamental way, as Russia is challenging the

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23/03/2015 Article

Pillars to US Iran Policy are Wobbling

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 20-27 February 2015 President Obama’s Iran policy has four essential (but seldom explicitly acknowledged) pillars. Recent frank statements, however, have served

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24/02/2015 Article

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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