Alastair Crooke

United Kingdom

Former British diplomat, founder and director of the Conflicts Forum.

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Russia Has Dissolved America’s Uni-Polar Project in the Middle East
14.12.2017
Why did Russia become involved?  On the one hand, the more cynical of the commentariat suggest that President Putin simply saw an opportunity for Russia to recover its global profile, but

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Managing Geo-Political Change: Attending to the Architecture
04.07.2017
If Trump truly wants paradigm change, through establishing détente with Russia, he must first attend to the architecture of change (it does not attend to itself), or see it all slip away, for

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More Animosity with Iran Expected As Saudi King Appoints New Crown Prince
23.06.2017
The new Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is known for his staunch anti-Iran views and this will be reflected in Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy.  Many of the prince’s associates, even

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Why Saudi Arabia Is Bitter About Qatar
06.06.2017
In an interview with valdaiclub.com, Alastair Crooke, former British diplomat, founder and director of the Conflicts Forum, explained the reasons of the feud between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. These

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Syria: An Airstrike Inspired by TV Images, Not Evidence
08.04.2017
The United States airstrike on a Syrian air base was based on emotions, not factual evidence, and will have lasting consequences for the region, Valdai Club expert Alastair Crooke believes.

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Syria: In the Geo-Political Waiting Room
25.01.2017
The next period will be a real test of Syrian and Russian (and Chinese) statesmanship. Expect a real roller-coaster ride of threatened crises and touted break-throughs, as the new US

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Will Turkey Truly Pivot to Russia? What Now for Neo-Ottomanism?
05.08.2016
Apparently ‘the pivot’ has already begun: the first high level meeting since the downing of the Russian military aircraft over Syria last November took place this week. The Deputy PMs of Turkey

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Brexit as a Convenient Scapegoat
14.07.2016
The Iraq War, Chilcot’s exculpatory report, and Brexit have certainly advanced the global-wide movements of sovereignty-ism, nationalism and secessionism.

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Vision 2030: Saudi’s ‘Great Leap Forward’
20.06.2016
Saudi Arabia clearly needs change. Its present economic model simply is unsustainable in the wake of the collapse in the oil price, and with a young leader in control, who has, at least until now, bet

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The "Great Rejuvenation" of China and the Basis of the Global Order
02.06.2016
Xi Jinping, in common with many Russians, is saying that a global order based on growing consumption, inequality and moral vacuum is a “grave threat from within” – even an existential threat.

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The Russians are Preparing for a (Defensive) Big War, both Conventional and…
22.04.2016
Prospect of an intense hybrid war, with Russia as its target. The type of financial warfare is nothing new.

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Putin and the Art of Listening
30.03.2016
Lessons learned from Russia’s experience in Ukraine are being applied to Syria – including the importance of providing humanitarian supplies, as a peace-building tool. But Ukraine also gives us a

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Alastair Crooke on the Russian Intervention in Syria
20.02.2018
Alastair Crooke, former British diplomat, founder and director of the Conflicts Forum, discusses Russia’s intervention in Syria and its role in the entire region. According to him, Russia has played

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Alastair Crooke: We Have No Clear Line Between Resistance and Terrorism
29.05.2017
Alastair Crooke, former British diplomat, founder and director of the Conflicts Forum, talks about armed radical groups in the Middle East and how it is difficult to solve regional issues when nearly

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