27/06/2017 Article

Have MbS and MbZ Overreached Themselves?


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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 9 June 2017 It is still early days, but yes, it seems so. And in so doing, bin Salman’s (MbS) and bin Zayed’s

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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.


01/02/2010 Publication

Islamist Women’s Activism in Occupied Palestine, parts I and II

/ Khaled Amayreh

Tags: Feminism, Islamists

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The first in the Gender Discourse and Islamist Perspectives on Feminism Monograph Series.

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28/01/2010 Article

Imposing Middle East Peace

Israel has crossed the threshold from the Middle East’s only democracy to the only “apartheid regime” in the Western world.

/ Henry Siegman

Tags: Europe, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Obama administration, Palestinians


Report published by the Norwegian Peace-Building Centre The continued expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank seems to have finally locked in the permanence

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26/01/2010 Article

Giving ‘Engagement’ a Bad Name: Obama’s Iran Policy at One Year

What made Obama attractive was his commitment to “end the mindset” that led the US into war in Iraq.

/ Flynt Leverett & Hillary Mann Leverett

Tags: Diplomacy, Iran, Obama administration

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The first anniversary of Barack Obama’s inauguration as President of the United States came this week. The sharpest criticism of Obama’s first-year record on domestic

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18/01/2010 Article

The Experience of the Islamic Revolution in Iran – The Contemporary Debate

The Islamic Revolution in Iran has become defined for many by the concept of Wilayat al-Faqih (the Jurist’s Guardianship).

/ Sheikh Chafiq Jeradeh

Tags: Iran

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The Islamic Revolution in Iran has come to be defined for many by the concept of Wilayat al-Faqih (the Jurist’s Guardianship), instituted by Imam Khomeini

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11/01/2010 Publication

Cultures of Resistance, issue III


Tags: Iran, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Political Islam, Sufism, War on terrorism

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Volume I, Issue III: The Building of a Docile Islam in Britain: How not to Prevent Violent Exremism Spoooked! How not to Prevent Violent Extremism

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03/12/2009 Article

President Obama: Getting to ‘Yes’

The region sees the drift of power from erstwhile US allies, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, towards the northern tier, and is starting to readjust to the new power reality.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Iran, Obama administration

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Article posted on both Asia Times and An edited version of the article was also published in the New York Times. Whilst America has

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