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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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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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18/10/2008 Article

Sectarian Tension: From Extremists to Moderates

/ Ayman Mohamad

Tags: Sunni-Shia tension

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Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a key Sunni thinker and religious commentator, has accused Iran of being behind a new wave of Shi’i ‘expansion’ that threatens the

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20/09/2008 News

Summary of Salafist Websites, Sept 08

Tags: Hamas, Hezbollah, Salafism

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Salafist websites this week launched a barrage of stinging attacks on Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Predominantly these attacks came from sites linked

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02/09/2008 Article

How are Thinktanks Shaping the Political Agenda on Muslims in Britain?

The role of think-tanks would be to supply policy suggestions, but also to popularise the idea of ‘Islamism’ as a threat that requires a Cold War-style response.

/ Arun Kundnani

Tags: Islamophobia, Multiculturalism

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Institute of Race Relations, September 2, 2008 Policy Exchange, the Social Affairs Unit and the Centre for Social Cohesion are driving the political agenda on

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22/08/2008 Article

Nasrallah Speaks on the Second Anniversary of the end of the July war

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Tags: Hezbollah, Israel-Hezbollah war, Lebanon

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On August 15, the Secretary General of Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered a speech marking the 2nd anniversary of the July-August war. The following is

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11/07/2008 Publication

Cultures of Resistance, issue I

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Tags: Dialogue, Diplomacy, Islamists, War on terrorism

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Volume I, Issue I: Jihad and Terrorism A War of Words – Moazzam Begg Talking About The Conflict – Mark Perry The Paradox of Islamist

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16/06/2008 News

Two-day Course: Understanding Political Islam

Tags: Event, Political Islam

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A two-day specialist course organised by British Muslim Initiative and supported by Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, Conflicts Forum, Demos, Forward Thinking and The Cordoba

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