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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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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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12/06/2009 Publication

Why the Saudi Shiites Won’t Rise Up Easily

/ Leo Kwarten

Tags: Saudi Arabia, Shiites

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Shiite citizens face considerable religious, political and social discrimination in Saudi society. In the 1970s and 1980s, this situation has instigated bloody street protests and

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11/06/2009 Article

The Essence of Islamist Resistance: A Different View of Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Islamists

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Article posted in New Perspectives Quarterly, June 2, 2009 Most Western analysts of political Islam make the same mistake. They instinctively assume that conflict with

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01/06/2009 News

Conflicts Forum receives grant from JRCT

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Conflicts Forum is the sole UK recipient of a one-off peaceful relations grant administered by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Foundation (JRCT) for our work on

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14/05/2009 Publication

Cultures of Resistance, issue II

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Tags: Dialogue, Diplomacy, Northern Ireland, Political Islam, War on terrorism

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Volume I, Issue II: From the Margins to the Centre From the Margins to the Centre: An Irish Republican Narrative of Resistance – Raymond McCartney

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01/05/2009 Publication

Evolving Currents in Salafism and Shi’ism

/ Various authors

Tags: Salafism, Shi'ism

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Pages from a meeting held in Beirut, May 2009

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01/05/2009 Interview

Alastair Crooke in the New York Times

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“Ex spy sits down with Islamists and the West” by Robert F Worth for the New York Times 1 May 2009

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