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History on the Move Again

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 5-12 September 2014 The ‘ordering’ of the ‘non-West’ is undergoing a huge shift. Although this new patterning is still fully 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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17/05/2007 Article

Maliki and Sadr

/ Baghdad Correspondent

Tags: Bush Administration, Iran, Iraq, War in Iraq

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American troops entering Baghdad on April 9, 2003 noted the strange quiet that enveloped large parts of the city. While Baathist gunmen continued to launch

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10/05/2007 Article

Blueprint for the Third Intifada – America’s Reverse Midas Touch

/ Paul Woodward

Tags: Bush Administration, Fatah, Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Mecca Agreement, Palestinians

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On May 4, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz published an account of a U.S. security plan for Gaza along with “Acceleration Benchmarks for Agreement on Movement

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08/05/2007 Article

New Front Challenges al-Qaeda in Iraq

/ Baghdad Correspondent

Tags: Al Qaeda, Iraq, War in Iraq

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The establishment of the Islamic State of Iraq — an al-Qaeda inspired organization that threatened to split the Sunni resistance and sparked high-profile attacks against

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07/05/2007 Article

The Faltering Islamic State in Iraq

/ Baghdad Correspondent

Tags: Al Qaeda, Iraq, War in Iraq

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After the declaration of the Islamic State in Iraq, founded by al-Qaeda leader Abu Hamza al-Muhajir in January of this year, several Islamic resistance groups

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30/04/2007 News

Conference:
The Political Implications of the Hamas Electoral Victory

Tags: Fatah, Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Mecca Agreement, Palestinians, Political Islam

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A Conflicts Forum conference sponsored by the European Commission, Beirut, March 2007 In March of 2007, Conflicts Forum conducted a workshop on the political implications

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22/04/2007 Article

Dancing with Wolves: The Importance of Talking to Your Enemies

/ Michael Ancram

Tags: Ceasefires, Dialogue, Diplomacy, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Israel, Israel-Hezbollah war, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Mediation, Middle East, War on terrorism

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A lecture delivered at the Middle East Institute, 1761 N St NW, Washington DC, on April 19, 2007 at 12 noon “It is often a

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