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Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment, 25 July – 1 August

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  “There is a war coming in Europe,” he said: “Do you really think this [the Yukos ruling at the Hague] matters?” (Financial Times, 28

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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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27/09/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 13-20 Sept 2013

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On 12 September 2013, Prince Turki of Saudi Arabia addressed the Defence and Security Forum in London.  Prince Turki is known for his cool-headed analysis, and though regarded

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20/09/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 6 ­- 13 September 2013

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Syria:  Analyst Philippe Grasset surely has it right when he suggests that the Syria situation has been stabilized by the initiative to place Syria¹s chemical stocks under supervision, ­

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13/09/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 30 Aug ­ – 6 September 2013

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Prospective US intervention in Syria:  The harshness of the dilemma now facing President Obama is becoming clearer (even if its resolution of it remains obscure).

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06/09/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 23 – 30 August 2013

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“It’s … as if US leaders have learned nothing, and forgotten nothing in the past decade: They want to topple foreign leaders they regard as

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30/08/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 16 – 23 August 2013

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Perhaps the most significant event this week was the writing of an article. It was penned by the leading Israeli military analyst, Alex Fishman, in the

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23/08/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 9 – 16 August 2013

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The expected has now occurred:  a massacre of Muslim Brotherhood supporters by General Sisi of such fierceness that he well may have imagined the cowed, and psychologically-seared,

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