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01/01/2009 Publication

Western Media Representations, Iran, and Orientalist Stereotypes

/ Seyed Mohammad Marandi

Tags: Iran, Media

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The image of Iran is almost always negative in the western media. Whether it is the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, the International Herald

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01/01/2009 Publication

Wahhabism, Salafism and Islamism: Who is the Enemy?

/ Professor Ahmad Moussalli

Tags: Islamists, Political Islam, Salafism, Wahhabism

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This essay constructs and deconstructs three main discourses created by different and opposing trends in modern Islamic thought that are normally and mistakenly lumped together

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01/11/2008 Publication

Loving the Enemy: Militant Visions of the West

/ Faisal Devji

Tags: Al Qaeda, Dialogue, Diplomacy

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This paper makes the argument that militants associated with Al-Qaeda speak from within the world of their enemies and possess no place outside it. Whether

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15/02/2008 Publication

Disarmament vs. Demilitarization

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A Conflicts Forum Monograph by Alastair Crooke In 2006, the United States Institute of Peace generously provided a grant to Conflicts Forum to conduct a

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07/11/2007 Publication

Hamas and al-Qaida: The Prospects for Radicalization in the Palestinian Occupied Territories

/ Khalid Amayreh

Tags: Al Qaeda, Gaza, Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Occupied Territories

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The rise of the Islamic Resistance Movement — Hamas — in the Palestinian Occupied Territories of the West Bank and Gaza provided a challenge for

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01/11/2007 Publication

Hamas Debates the Future – Attempting to Reconcile Ideological Purity and Political Realism

/ Khaled Amayreh

Tags: Hamas, Palestinians, Political Islam

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Palestine’s Islamic Resistance Movement — Hamas — won a surprising electoral victory in the January 2006 Palestinian parliamentary elections. Almost immediately, Hamas leaders, movement activists,

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