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How would an Iran ‘agreement’ impact on Iran’s geo-political situation?

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 27 Feb – 6 March 2015 We do not know whether there will be an agreement between Iran and the P5+1.

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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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07/10/2007 Article

Secularism and Islamism in the Arab World

/ Sukant Chandan

Tags: Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda in Iraq, Fatah, Hamas, Hezbollah, Intifada, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East, Muslim Brotherhood, Palestinians, Political Islam, Secularism

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Secularism in the political leadership in the Arab world has had a very short life-span if put into historical context. It became a dominant political

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30/09/2007 Article

Your Best Friend Hates You

/ Ibrahim El Houdaiby

Tags: Democracy, Dialogue, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood

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Of all the puzzling remarks made by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, naming Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his regime as one of America’s strongest

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21/09/2007 News

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Perceptions of identity – Islamist identity and neoconservatism

Tags: Neocons, Political Islam

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A Conflicts Forum seminar, Beirut, June 19, 2007 Project Outline* We are at a point of conflict and growing instability in the Middle East where

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13/09/2007 Article

Do not Undermine Moderate Islamists: The Case of Muslim Brotherhood Leader, Khayrat El-Shater

/ Ibrahim El Houdaiby

Tags: Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Political Islam

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Egyptian newspapers report that sources close to the ruling elite have asserted that Muslim Brotherhood Deputy Chairman, Khayrat El Shater, currently standing before a military

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25/08/2007 Article

Nasrallah’s Speech Marking the End of the July War

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Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Israel-Hezbollah war, Middle East

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On August 14, the Secretary General of Hezbollah Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah delivered a speech marking the end of the July 2006 war. The following is

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24/08/2007 Article

Talking to Terrorists

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Al Qaeda, Dialogue, Hamas, Hezbollah

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BBC Radio 4, July 15, 2007 At the beginning of the decade I spent a few years in the Middle East, both as an advisor

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