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13/11/2017 Article

Gambling all on black at the Roulette Wheel

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Saudi Arabia’s Desperate Gamble Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 10 Nov 2017 It is always tempting. The Syrian war is coming to an end, and the losses

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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.
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27/06/2017 Article

The Great Game of Radical Narrative Change (and its Drawbacks)

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Alastair Crooke,  Sic Semper Tyrannis blog,  28 April 2017 It is clearer now: Trump seeks radical ‘narrative metamorphosis’. No more shall America be perceived as ‘weak’. America

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02/03/2017 Article

What US Foreign policy? Actually, Trump’s Domestic Policy is his Foreign Policy

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Trump’s Embattled ‘Revolution’ Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 25 February 2017 Pat Buchanan – perhaps the US politician with the greatest feel (as a thrice-times former

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02/03/2017 Article

Has the Deep State already neutered Trump’s foreign policy?

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 17 February 2017 Beware ego, well two egos actually. Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, who seems to believe that he can

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02/03/2017 Article

Deciphering Trump’s Opaque Foreign Policy

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 11 February 2017 It is now a commonplace that Mr Trump is advocating a mercantilist ‘America First’ foreign policy, at odds

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02/03/2017 Article

Trump Veers Off Course with Iran Threats

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 2 February 2017 Trump needs détente with Russia for precisely the opposite motives to those who oppose him: for the latter,

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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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