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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment 28 March – 4 April 2014

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We noted last week that President Obama’s key Middle East foreign policy issues had turned suddenly sour – on the eve of President Obama and

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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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12/05/2013

Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment

This 'Weekly Comment' is produced most Fridays (and occassionally on Saturdays&Sundays!) by Conflicts Forum with links to key articles published in the regional and international media during the past week.

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3 – 10 May 2013 The main focus this week has been to gauge the ‘rationale’ behind the Israeli strikes on Syria last Friday and Sunday –

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03/05/2013

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26 April – 3 May 2013 Confusion, contradiction and gridlock within western policy-making and thinking, whether on Syria, Iran or the Arab ‘arising’ has been very

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28/04/2013

Conflicts Forum Weekly Comment

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20-26 April 2013 Syria has witnessed significant miltary advances by the Syrian Army over the last weeks. Earlier, government forces succeeded in disrupting opposition preparations for a prospective attack on

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19/04/2013

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12 – 19 April The Muslim Brotherhood has been under attack from all quarters. From Saudi sources: an analysispresenting Hassan Banna (the MB founder), as a mere political

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12/04/2013

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5 – 12 April The Almaty talks (5-6) April between Iran & the P5+1 have generally been spun in the western press as signalling a lack of

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06/04/2013

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29 March – 5 April  The deteriorating temper of the region can be encapsulated in three recent events:  A Sunni imam of a mosque in Aleppo this week

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