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Cornering Russia, Risking World War III

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Official Washington is awash with tough talk about Russia and the need to punish President Putin for his role in Ukraine and Syria. But this

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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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12/06/2008 Article

America’s Victory in Lebanon

George Bush is not anything like Lord North: he may be out of his depth, but he’s not stupid.

/ Mark Perry

Tags: Bush Administration, Hezbollah, Lebanon

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Bitterlemons, June 12, 2008 The prime minister of His Majesty’s Government, the rotund Lord North–reputed (falsely) to be the bastard son of George III–once sniffed

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01/06/2008 Article

Terror and Truth

Mainstream Islamism, in its various manifestations, is an alternative political, social vision founded on rehabilitated human values.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Al Qaeda, Dialogue, Islamists

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Article featured in The Guardian, June 1, 2008 Sir Hugh Orde speaks rarely heard truth when he says that he has never heard of a

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28/05/2008 Article

Nasrallah’s Speech Delivered on the Anniversary of the Resistance and Liberation Day

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Tags: Hezbollah, Lebanon

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The speech of the Secretary General of Hezbollah, Sayyid Hassan Nassrallah, delivered on the 8th anniversary of the Resistance and Liberation Day, Al Raya Playground,

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11/05/2008 Article

“But What if Nobody Takes Notice?”

Olmert’s ‘achievement’, if it comes, will be in terms of pocketing further Palestinian concessions. This is the ‘gift’ that Bush hopes to present to Israel on its 60th birthday.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Fatah, Islamists, Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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“But what if nobody takes notice?” is the question posed by Robert Malley and Hussein Agha in an article in the recent New York Review

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20/04/2008 News

Carter Meeting Sparks New Debate Over Engaging Hamas

Tags: Bush Administration, Dialogue, Diplomacy, Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Uncategorized

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Mark Perry (Conflicts Forum) and Robert Satloff (Washington Institute for Near East Policy), NewsHour, PBS, April 18, 2008 Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter met Friday

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01/04/2008 Article

Thoughts on the American Role in Palestinian-Israeli Peacemaking

A transcript of a paper presented at the Palestine Center

/ Frederic C Hof

Tags: Annapolis Conference, Bush Administration, Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Remarks of Frederic C. Hof, The Palestine Center of the Jerusalem Fund, March 20, 2008 Fred Hof, a keen Middle East observer and former member

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