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How would an Iran ‘agreement’ impact on Iran’s geo-political situation?

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Conflicts Forum’s Weekly Comment, 27 Feb – 6 March 2015 We do not know whether there will be an agreement between Iran and the P5+1.

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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.
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29/10/2007 Article

Engaging Hamas and Hezbollah

/ Ali Abunimah

Tags: Dialogue, Hamas, Hezbollah

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The Electronic Intifada, October 29, 2007 Nothing could be easier in the present atmosphere than to accuse anyone who calls for recognition of and dialogue

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15/10/2007 Article

Hamas: Islamic Democracy and National Liberation

/ Sukant Chandan

Tags: Hamas, Political Islam, Secularism

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The Hamas election victory in January 2006 has led to an increased interest in the Islamic Resistance Movement. Hitherto little had been understood of Hamas’

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15/10/2007 Publication

The Failure of the Palestinian National Unity Government and the Gaza Takeover

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Tags: Fatah, Gaza, Hamas, Mecca Agreement, West Bank

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A Conflicts Forum Chronology, October 15, 2007 The Failure of the National Unity Government and the Gaza Takeover: December 2005 to July 2007 is a

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14/10/2007 Article

Ticking Clocks and ‘Accidental’ War

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Bush Administration, Hezbollah, Iran, Middle East, Syria

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An edited version of this article appeared in the October edition of US/ME Policy Brief, US/Middle East Project. Whilst Washington looks at the Iranian prospects

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14/10/2007 Article

From Secularism to Jihad: Sayyid Qutb and the Foundations of Radical Islamism

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Political Islam

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From Secularism to Jihad: Sayyid Qutb and the Foundations of Radical Islamism by Adnan Musallam A review by Alastair Crooke, Journal of Islamic Studies (Vol

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08/10/2007 Article

Closing NGOs Undermine Abu Mazen Government

/ West Bank Correspondent

Tags: Fatah, Gaza, Hamas, Palestinians, West Bank

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The Al-Wurud Organization supports 130 poor families by providing food packages during holy days, feasts, and at the beginning of the school year. They hold

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