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16/04/2015 Article

Geo-Financial Risk in Wake of the ‘Treasury Wars’

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Alastair Crooke, Valdai Discussion Club, 11 April 2015 It has been customary to consider the energy business in terms of political risk (governments falling, internal

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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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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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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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01/11/2007 Publication

The Political Implications of the Hamas Electoral Victory from the Islamist Perspective

/ Azzam Tamimi

Tags: Democracy, Fatah, Hamas, Palestinians, Political Islam

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The Hamas election victory in January of 2006 sent shockwaves through the Arab world — and through Islamists with varying convictions. The debate among Islamists

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01/11/2007 Publication

“Follow Us Not Them” — The Ramallah Model: Washington’s Palestinian Failure

/ Geoffrey Aronson

Tags: Bush Administration, Diplomacy, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinians

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George Bush’s “vision” of a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is based on the supremacy of the “Ramallah model” over the “Gaza model.” U.S. policy

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