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09/06/2015 Article

If Syria and Iraq Become Fractured, So Too Will Tripoli and North Lebanon

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Alastair Crooke, Huffington Post, 1 June 2015 The talk now is all about whether Syria and Iraq will end up as divided states. The impetus

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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.
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22/01/2008 Article

Nasrallah Forecasts the Prospect of Coming Conflict

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Tags: Bush Administration, Gaza, Hezbollah, Iran, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Lebanon, Middle East, Syria

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On January 15, the Secretary General of Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered a speech celebrating the death anniversary of Shi’i Imam Al-Husayn. The following is

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17/01/2008 Article

A Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood

In the post-9/11 world, the new (and uniquely Christian) dispensation not only dictates that you tear down fences, but that you butt into his business and bend him to your will.

/ Mark Perry

Tags: Israel, Syria

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Bitter Lemons, January 17, 2008 “Good fences make good neighbors,” the American poet Robert Frost once wrote, and he oughta know. The failed farmer turned

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03/01/2008 Article

Dependency Politics

The $7.4 billion of assistance to the Palestinian “government” pledged by donors is another type of European dependency “help” – “a punitive construct devised to constrain Palestinian aspirations.”

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Middle East

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Bitter Lemons, January 3, 2008 “I can’t see what more the international community can do to help,” the exasperated official in Brussels complained as she

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02/01/2008 Interview

Alastair Crooke in the FT Magazine

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“Middle Man in the Middle East” by James Harkin for FT Magazine 2 January 2008

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03/12/2007 Interview

Bottom-up Peacebuilding in the Occupied Territories

Tags: Dialogue, Fatah, Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Occupied Territories

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Alastair Crooke interviewed by Aisling Byrne, Projects Co-ordinator with Conflicts Forum, Beirut, November, 2007 Alastair Crooke, former special Mid-East adviser to European Union’s Foreign Policy

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11/11/2007 Article

Mish’al’s speech to Arab Intellectuals

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Tags: Fatah, Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, PLO

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On November 5, Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khalid Mish’al gave a speech to Arab intellectuals gathered at the Palestine Culture Institute in Damascus. The following

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