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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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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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22/08/2013 News

The Inevitable Has Happened In Egypt

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This article was originally published on Al-Monitor on Thursday August 23rd 2013. The expected has now occurred: a massacre of Muslim Brotherhood supporters by Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of

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16/08/2013

Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 2 ­- 9 August 2013

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As Ramadan comes to its end, this commentary takes an overview of where the region stands now in the face of the three tectonic plates (principal strategic

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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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