Category Archives: Shia/Sunna

Mar 29 2011

Deadlock and Dialogue: The Principles of the “Iran Model”

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By Robert Mason Ask a European diplomat what they think about Iranian negotiation strategy and they will accuse Iran of only being able to say “no”. Anyone who says “yes” either does not have the authority and/or risks jeopardising their … Continue reading

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Mar 7 2011

An Arabia without Sultans? Reflections from Bahrain

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By Neil Ketchley The fences snake for miles, often with no discernable entrances. Sometimes they are ornate brick constructions, with large blazing lamps every metre or so. Often they’re just anonymous metal sheeting or chain-links anchored by metal posts. Every … Continue reading

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