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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 4 – 11 April 2014

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In the sense that the outcome to P5+1 negotiations with Iran will mark a key inflection point for the Middle East – one way or

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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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09/08/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 26 July – 2 August 2013

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The signal from Iran is unmistakeable:  It seems that Mohammad Javad Zarif will be Foreign Minister. Zarif spent five years as Ambassador to the UN in NY from

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02/08/2013

Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment 19 – 26 July 2013

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The next (perilous) phase in the repression of the Brotherhood in Egypt is due to unfold today.  In case anyone had doubted it, General Sisi made very

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27/07/2013

Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment 12 – 19 July 2013

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The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has been pushed back – almost instinctively - to the warm, motherly embrace of Mehna, a long-standing MB zeitgeist, which essentially evokes the

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19/07/2013

Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment 5 – 12 July 2013

This 'Weekly Comment' is produced most Fridays by Conflicts Forum with links to key articles published in the regional and international media during the past week.

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It is becoming more and more clear that Gulf leaders and General Sisi intend – in the words of the former head of Mossad –

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11/07/2013

Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment 28 June – 5 July 2013

This 'Weekly Comment' is produced by Conflicts Forum with links to key articles published in the regional and international media during the past week.

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Egypt: Why did the army do it?  It is a complex story (see here), but essentially the Brotherhood ideologues had come to believe that the AKP’s success

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29/06/2013 News

The red lines over Syria have not been crossed

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This article was originally published in The Guardian on the 16th of June.    The country is already awash with weapons, which are at the limit

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