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13/09/2016 Article

‘Xi’s G20’ and a World on the Brink of Radical Change

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Alastair Crooke, Valdai Discussion Club, 13 Sept 2016 [Hyperlinks below added by Conflicts Forum] This time the G20 was different. Intentionally so. The Chinese had prepared

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19/04/2009 Article

Power, Humiliation and Torture

By using the term “interrogation” the issue of sadistic retribution was effectively screened out of consideration.

/ Paul Woodward

Tags: Bush Administration, War on terrorism

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War in Context, April 19, 2009 In the wake of 9/11, no phrase more succinctly projected the upwelling of popular jingoism across the United States

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13/04/2009 Interview

Alastair Crooke on BBC Radio 4

Tags: Islamists

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Start the Week, BBC Radio 4, February 23, 2009 Alastair Crooke recently appeared on Start the Week, presented by Andrew Marr, where he discussed his

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19/03/2009 Article

The China Syndrome

Is it wise to follow a policy that, without being effective against Hizballah, leaves Iran as her only friend?

/ Mark Perry

Tags: Dialogue, Hezbollah

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Bitter Lemons, March 19, 2009 The late historian Barbara Tuchman was an accomplished writer, but her reputation rests more properly on her insights. Her seminal

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12/03/2009 Article

Why Hamas is no ‘Extremist’

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinians

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Article posted on Open Democracy, March 11, 2009 In the mechanistic template imposed by western leaders on the Middle East, of ‘moderates’ who must be

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19/02/2009 News

New book out now — Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution

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Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution By Alastair Crooke Pluto Press, February 2009 Available at bookshops in the UK, at Amazon (UK) and Amazon

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19/02/2009 Publication

New book out now — Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution

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Tags: Islamists

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Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution By Alastair Crooke Pluto Press, February 2009 Available at bookshops in the UK, at Amazon (UK) and Amazon

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