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16/04/2015 Article

Geo-Financial Risk in Wake of the ‘Treasury Wars’

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Alastair Crooke, Valdai Discussion Club, 11 April 2015 It has been customary to consider the energy business in terms of political risk (governments falling, internal

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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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24/02/2015 Article

The Double-Edged Sword of Financialised ‘War’

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 12-19 December 2014 The drop in the rouble has been truly dramatic. Overall, it has fallen more than 50% this year

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24/02/2015 Article

The Mid-Eastern Discatenation

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 5-12 December 2014 Returning from strategic discussions in the region, it is not easy to reflect on how one might define

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24/02/2015 Article

The fallacy of binary choices

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 28 November – 5 December 2014 David Ignatius suggests that the Iran talks’ lack of agreement reflects a fundamental “impasse” in Tehran – and

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24/02/2015

Ripples from Rising Tensions with Russia Impact on the Middle East

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 14-21 November 2014 The ratchetting of Anglo-sphere tensions with Russia needs no real rehearsal — after the G20 they are evident

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18/11/2014 Article

Caught Endlessly in our Patterns of Repeated Mistakes (No, we do not learn from history)

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 14 Nov 2014 Veteran American foreign policy commentator, William Polk who, in earlier times, was a member of the three-man Crisis

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18/11/2014 Article

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 7 Nov 2014

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The Mid-Term elections are over. The Republicans’ successes seem to have exceeded even the more optimistic pre-poll estimates. So how might this impinge on the P5+1

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