27/06/2017 Article

Have MbS and MbZ Overreached Themselves?


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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 9 June 2017 It is still early days, but yes, it seems so. And in so doing, bin Salman’s (MbS) and bin Zayed’s

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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.


01/12/2009 Interview

Alastair Crooke on Politique Internationale

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Interview (in French) in Politique Internationale by Olivier Guez December 2009

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12/11/2009 Article

Why Can’t Muslim Societies Be More Like a Globalised West?

The Revolution is a ‘grand refusal’ to accept an understanding of the Self, or of the world about us, dominated by contemporary western consciousness.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Islam and globalization, Islamists, Modernity

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New Global Studies Vol. 3 : Issue 2, Article 4. Published by The Berkeley Electronic Press BEIRUT – Many commentators on Islam make the same

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01/11/2009 Publication

Businessmen Posing as Revolutionaries: General Dayton and the “new Palestinian Breed”

/ Aisling Byrne

Tags: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Obama administration

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28/10/2009 Article

Yemen: A Slogan and Six Wars

The violent rebellion is drawing the attention of regional and international actors to the formidable set of threats confronting the sole republic in the Arabian Peninsula.

/ Khaled Fattah

Tags: Saudi Arabia, Yemen


Yemen, the weakest, least developed and most tribal Middle Eastern state is battling for the sixth time a Shi’ite Zaydi rebellion in the mountainous north

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18/10/2009 Article

Nukes Aside, the Real Problem with Iran

It might seem counterintuitive to most Americans and Europeans, but Ahmadinejad’s advice might be worth pondering.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Disarmament, Iran, Obama administration


Published in the Christian Science Monitor, the LA Times and Council for Foreign Relations (USA). Distributed by Tribune Media Services. The country is emerging as

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18/10/2009 Article

Political Islamic and Jihadi Movements

Here we are, today, facing three different classifications of Islamic movements: traditional institutions; political Islamist movements; and the Islamic resistance movements.

/ Sheikh Chafiq Jaredah

Tags: Political Islam

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Director, Institute for Sapiential Knowledge for Religious and Philosophical Studies, Beirut In His name be He exalted It is appropriate to adopt caution, and to

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