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31/07/2014 Article

Ukraine, MH17 and the Struggle for Europe

/ Alastair Crooke

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Valdai Discussion Club, 30 July 2014 http://valdaiclub.com/europe/70723.html Immanuel Wallerstein refers here to two major articles, one an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, and the other, a major

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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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04/04/2007 Article

Hamas as a Revolutionary Movement

/ Mark Perry

Tags: Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, Political Islam

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Palestine Internationalist, March, 2007 There is a perhaps apocryphal — if symbolic story — of the appearance of Hamas leader Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi at the

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13/03/2007 News

Reviewing Hamas’s First Year in Government

Tags: Bush Administration, Hamas

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Since Hamas achieved a stunning victory in the Palestinian parliamentary elections in January 2006, Conflicts Forum has been closely monitoring the subsequent shifts in the

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05/03/2007 Article

How the Saudis Stole a March on the US

/ Mark Perry & Alastair Crooke

Tags: Bush Administration, Diplomacy, Fatah, Hamas, Mecca Agreement, Middle East, Palestinians, Saudi Arabia

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Asia Times, March 5, 2007 Palestinian Authority advisers Saeb Erakat and Yasser Abed Rabbo arrived in Washington at the beginning of February confused and uncertain.

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04/03/2007 Article

From Rebel Movement to Political Party: The Case of the Islamic Resistance Movement

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Bush Administration, Ceasefires, Fatah, Hamas, Intifada, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinians, Political Islam

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The view held by many in the West that transformation from an armed resistance movement to political party should be linear, should be preceded by

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25/02/2007 Article

Dissent in the Pentagon

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Tags: Bush Administration, Iran

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It has been two weeks since chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter Pace, publicly disagreed with the Bush administration’s assessment of “Iranian

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18/02/2007 Interview

Should the West Dialogue with Islamists?

Tags: Dialogue, Islam and globalization, Modernity, Political Islam

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Alastair Crooke interviewed by Abdullah Faliq, The Cordoba Foundation, October-December, 2006 “…what Muslims hate is the West’s monopoly on the socio-economic implementation of values such

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