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04/05/2016 Article

Tu quoque, Brute, fili mi! (And you too, Brutus, my son!)

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Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment, 22 April 2016 “Fall, Caesar, fall”. Caesar (Obama) has yet a few months before, finally, he ‘falls’; but the knives are unsheathed,

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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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02/10/2015 Article

Syria: The Strategic Site

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Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment, 11-18 Sept 2015: What is striking about the Middle East today is the apparent compression of time.  Not long ago, crises

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12/09/2015 Article

The Incipient NATO-ifcation of the Syrian Conflict

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Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment, 4-11 Sept 2015   Retired Chief of Staff at the State Department, during Colin Powell’s mandate, Lawrence Wilkerson, in his lecture

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12/09/2015 Article

Reading the Middle Eastern Strategic Tea Leaves

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Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment, 31 August – 4 Sept 2015 It seems – as much as anything can be certain in today’s world – that President

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12/09/2015 Article

Saudi Arabia and the Game of Dominoes

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Coflicts Forum Weekly Comment, 21-28 August 2015 That the drop in the price of oil is hitting Saudi revenues hard is a commonplace. But crude

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12/09/2015 Article

A Middle East Reset?

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Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment, 7 August 2015 So, it is becoming clearer what is afoot between Washington and Moscow: It has been plain for some

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07/07/2015 Article

The enabling of ‘useful proxies’ becomes ‘la mode’

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 26 June – 3 July 2015  In our last Weekly Comment, we quoted the US Defence Secretary saying: “That is an important part

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