Latest
20/09/2014 Article

Obama Is Wrong That ISIS Is ‘Not Islamic’

/ Alastair Crooke

No comments

Huffington Post, 18 Sept 2014 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alastair-crooke/obama-isis-not-islamic_b_5843830.html?utm_hp_ref=world “We are fighting an ideology, not a regime.” - U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry     “Now let’s make

Continue reading »

Summary

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.
Activity

Latest
Comments

Recent
20/12/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 6 – 13 December 2013

/ Conflicts Forum

No comments

The tempo of the regional dance of diplomacy has been heightened over recent days. Karzai, Maliki and Lavrov all have visited Tehran in recent days,

Continue reading »

13/12/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 29 November – 6 December 2013

/ Conflicts Forum

No comments

Three clear dynamics have chacterised the recent period since the signing of the Geneva Accord by the P5+1 and Iran. The first – for now

Continue reading »

06/12/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 22 – 29 November 2013

/ Conflicts Forum

No comments

One of the most significant aspects of the Geneva Accord reached between Iran and the P5+1 is that it happened – in spite of the reported millions spent by

Continue reading »

29/11/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 15 ­- 22 November 2013

/ Conflicts Forum

No comments

The severe shaking to the old order in the Middle East, dished up by President Obama with the Syrian and then the Iranian initiatives, seems

Continue reading »

22/11/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 8 – 15 November 2013

/ Conflicts Forum

No comments

The one thing that has stood out from the first round of US – P5+1 negotiations is the clarity that it has shed on true

Continue reading »

15/11/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 1- 8 November 2013

/ Conflicts Forum

No comments

As an appeal against a Court ruling imposing a complete ban on the Muslim Brotherhood, and requiring the seizure of its assets, was overturned this

Continue reading »