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04/05/2016 Article

Tu quoque, Brute, fili mi! (And you too, Brutus, my son!)

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Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment, 22 April 2016 “Fall, Caesar, fall”. Caesar (Obama) has yet a few months before, finally, he ‘falls’; but the knives are unsheathed,

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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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31/03/2016 Article

2016: WELCOME TO THE YEAR OF (UNWELCOME) ‘REALITY’

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Alastair Crooke, Valdai Discussion Club, 19 January 2016 This year, 2016, will be the year energy and raw material producers face bitter reality, and it

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11/12/2015 Article

Cornering Russia, Risking World War III

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Official Washington is awash with tough talk about Russia and the need to punish President Putin for his role in Ukraine and Syria. But this

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11/12/2015 Article

Is a Strategic Partnership between Russia & Iran in the Making?

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Comment by Guest Editor, Conflicts Forum, (first circulated 27 Nov 2015) Western Europe and the US are hopeful that a deal on Iran’s nuclear program and

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11/12/2015 Article

Syria & Greece: Europe’s Crises of Extending & Pretending

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 27 Nov – 4 Dec 2015 Jeremy Warner, Assistant Editor of the Telegraph, tells us an iconic story which somehow encapsulates all

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11/12/2015 Article

Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment

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21-27 Nov 2015 Turkey’s apparently deliberated destruction – or ambush – of a Russian ground attack aircraft engaged on counter–terrorism operations within Syria undoubtedly gives

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11/12/2015 Article

Paris Attack Shows Why Al Qaeda Might Have Been Right About ISIS All Along

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Alastair Crooke, World Post/ Huffington Post, 17 Nov 2015  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alastair-crooke/paris-attack-isis-qaeda_b_8582180.html?utm_hp_ref=world  At this point, there are important components to events which are not clear: Were the

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