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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.
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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03/11/2010 Publication

Understanding Political Islam: Acknowledging the Resistance

/ Sheikh Chafiq Jredah

Tags: Political Islam

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After a long struggle with the Persian Safavid state, the Ottoman Empire finally collapsed from the weight of the various crises which had turned it

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02/11/2010 Article

The True Significance of Ahmadinejad’s Lebanon Visit

The significance of President Ahmadinejad’s visit was the popular articulation of this awakening, and the profound struggle ahead that it portends.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Iran, Israel, Middle East

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Article posted on www.raceforiran.com Firstly, let us put to one side the nonsense: The President of Iran’s visit was not about embedding Lebanon as a

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01/07/2010 Publication

Iranian Women After The Islamic Revolution

/ Dr Ansiah Khaz Ali

Tags: Feminism, Islamists

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The fourth in the Gender Discourse and Islamist Perspectives on Feminism Monograph Series.

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29/06/2010 Article

Iran and the end of Deference

The dismissive brushing aside of the results of those who had successful engaged Iran -Turkey and Brazil - leaves little on which to build. It leaves bitterness and mistrust on all sides.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Iran, United Nations

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Article posted on Middle East Channel, foreignpolicy.com, June 2010 The additional sanctions which the Security Council imposed on Iran earlier this month, and the additional

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29/06/2010 Article

The Shifting Sands of State Power in the Middle East

The prospective bitter struggle over the future of the region, and the shaping of Islam closely interconnected to the balance of power will not see a region any “easier” for the US to deal with.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East, Obama administration

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Article posted on The Washington Quarterly, June 2010 In his commendably candid interview with Time in January 2010, President Barack Obama noted that managing politics

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03/06/2010 Article

After the Israeli Flotilla Incident, Turkey is the new Palestinian Champion

What we are witnessing is another step – perhaps crucial – in the shifting strategic balance of power in the Middle East.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Egypt, Hamas, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinians

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Article posted on The Christian Science Monitor and The New York Times June 3, 2010 Beirut, Lebanon “This is language that we have not heard

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