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Trump, the Syria Calculus and the Threat to America’s Foreign Policy

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Alastair Crooke, Conflicts Forum, 6 August 2016 (This piece was published by Consortium News on 6 August 2016 under the title: Stalling Obama’s overtures to

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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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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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17/11/2015 Article

Obama and the legacy of the “dark side”

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Conflicts Forum, 13 November 2015  “We also have to work – though sort of on the dark side – if you will” Dick Cheney When, in

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13/11/2015 Article

Is the US espying an opportunity in Syria?

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 30 Oct – 6 Nov 2015 When political events deviate from established, past patterns, it is useful to ask ‘why?’ —

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13/11/2015 Article

Can Obama complete his foreign-policy legacy?

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Weekly Comment, 23-30 Oct 2015 There is little more than a year remaining in which President Obama can hope to cement his foreign policy legacy. 

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