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20/09/2014 Article

Obama Is Wrong That ISIS Is ‘Not Islamic’

/ Alastair Crooke

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Huffington Post, 18 Sept 2014 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alastair-crooke/obama-isis-not-islamic_b_5843830.html?utm_hp_ref=world “We are fighting an ideology, not a regime.” - U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry     “Now let’s make

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23/05/2007 Article

Document Details ‘US’ Plan to Sink Hamas

/ Mark Perry & Paul Woodward

Tags: Bush Administration, Fatah, Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Mecca Agreement

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Asia Times, May 16, 2007 On April 30, the Jordanian weekly newspaper Al-Majd published a story about a 16-page secret document, an “Action Plan for

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17/05/2007 Article

Maliki and Sadr

/ Baghdad Correspondent

Tags: Bush Administration, Iran, Iraq, War in Iraq

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American troops entering Baghdad on April 9, 2003 noted the strange quiet that enveloped large parts of the city. While Baathist gunmen continued to launch

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10/05/2007 Article

Blueprint for the Third Intifada – America’s Reverse Midas Touch

/ Paul Woodward

Tags: Bush Administration, Fatah, Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Mecca Agreement, Palestinians

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On May 4, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz published an account of a U.S. security plan for Gaza along with “Acceleration Benchmarks for Agreement on Movement

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08/05/2007 Article

New Front Challenges al-Qaeda in Iraq

/ Baghdad Correspondent

Tags: Al Qaeda, Iraq, War in Iraq

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The establishment of the Islamic State of Iraq — an al-Qaeda inspired organization that threatened to split the Sunni resistance and sparked high-profile attacks against

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07/05/2007 Article

The Faltering Islamic State in Iraq

/ Baghdad Correspondent

Tags: Al Qaeda, Iraq, War in Iraq

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After the declaration of the Islamic State in Iraq, founded by al-Qaeda leader Abu Hamza al-Muhajir in January of this year, several Islamic resistance groups

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30/04/2007 News

Conference:
The Political Implications of the Hamas Electoral Victory

Tags: Fatah, Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Mecca Agreement, Palestinians, Political Islam

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A Conflicts Forum conference sponsored by the European Commission, Beirut, March 2007 In March of 2007, Conflicts Forum conducted a workshop on the political implications

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