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25/08/2014 Article

Resurgent Iraq?

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Conflict Forum’s Weekly Comment, 8-15 August 2014 “Iran Wants Iraq’s New Premier to Start Job Immediately”. “Iranian Leader Hails Breakthrough in Iraq’s Political Deadlock: the Iranian

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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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22/02/2014

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 31 January – 7 February 2014

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It is clear that many ‘Emerging Markets’ are suffering from a withdrawal of the short-term funds that were parked with them as a result of

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13/02/2014 Article

The Obama Doctrine and a New Equilibrium

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This article was originally published in Al-Akhbar English on Wednesday February 12th, 2014  In David Remnick’s recent interview [2] with President Obama in the New Yorker, Remnick quotes Ben

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31/01/2014

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 17-24 January 2014

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Geneva II: The outcome of the conflict in Syria will affect many things.  It will directly contribute towards shaping the geo-strategic balance in the region; it

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24/01/2014

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 10 – 17 January 2014

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In the lead up to Geneva II, the picture emerging from the Middle East remains complicated, with political currents often moving in contrary directions.  On Lebanon, for

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17/01/2014

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 3 – 10 January 2014

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Egypt: Even before the military coup that overthrew President Morsi, it was plain that Egyptian society was fracturing – and fracturing in a profound, and

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10/01/2014

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 27 December 2013 – 3 January 2014

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Disquieting, and worrisome events in Lebanon: A President (Sleiman) anxiously in search of re-election (due in May); a warning by King Abdallah to President Sleiman

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