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26/10/2016 Article

‘End of Growth’ Sparks Wide Discontent

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The global elites’ false promise that neoliberal economics would cure all ills through the elixir of endless growth helps explain the angry nationalist movements ripping apart the

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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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19/03/2009 Article

The China Syndrome

Is it wise to follow a policy that, without being effective against Hizballah, leaves Iran as her only friend?

/ Mark Perry

Tags: Dialogue, Hezbollah

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Bitter Lemons, March 19, 2009 The late historian Barbara Tuchman was an accomplished writer, but her reputation rests more properly on her insights. Her seminal

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12/03/2009 Article

Why Hamas is no ‘Extremist’

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinians

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Article posted on Open Democracy, March 11, 2009 In the mechanistic template imposed by western leaders on the Middle East, of ‘moderates’ who must be

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19/02/2009 News

New book out now — Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution

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Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution By Alastair Crooke Pluto Press, February 2009 Available at bookshops in the UK, at Amazon (UK) and Amazon

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19/02/2009 Publication

New book out now — Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution

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Tags: Islamists

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Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution By Alastair Crooke Pluto Press, February 2009 Available at bookshops in the UK, at Amazon (UK) and Amazon

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07/02/2009 Article

Imagined Affinities, Imagined Enmities: The Strange Tale of Iran and Israel

Ben-Gurion evolved the concept of the “alliance of the periphery” aiming to balance the vicinity of hostile Arab states.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Iran, Israel, Middle East

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Le Monde diplomatique, February, 2009 The early Zionists never believed they would be accepted in the Arab world and pinned their hopes on the non-Arab

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01/02/2009 Publication

Arab Christians in the Levant and their Relationship with Muslims

/ Ghassan Shami

Tags: Christians, Middle East, Salafism

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