09/06/2015 Article

If Syria and Iraq Become Fractured, So Too Will Tripoli and North Lebanon


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Alastair Crooke, Huffington Post, 1 June 2015 The talk now is all about whether Syria and Iraq will end up as divided states. The impetus

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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.


07/11/2007 Publication

Hamas and al-Qaida: The Prospects for Radicalization in the Palestinian Occupied Territories

/ Khalid Amayreh

Tags: Al Qaeda, Gaza, Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Occupied Territories

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The rise of the Islamic Resistance Movement — Hamas — in the Palestinian Occupied Territories of the West Bank and Gaza provided a challenge for

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01/11/2007 Publication

Hamas Debates the Future – Attempting to Reconcile Ideological Purity and Political Realism

/ Khaled Amayreh

Tags: Hamas, Palestinians, Political Islam

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Palestine’s Islamic Resistance Movement — Hamas — won a surprising electoral victory in the January 2006 Palestinian parliamentary elections. Almost immediately, Hamas leaders, movement activists,

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01/11/2007 Publication

The Political Implications of the Hamas Electoral Victory from the Islamist Perspective

/ Azzam Tamimi

Tags: Democracy, Fatah, Hamas, Palestinians, Political Islam

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The Hamas election victory in January of 2006 sent shockwaves through the Arab world — and through Islamists with varying convictions. The debate among Islamists

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01/11/2007 Publication

“Follow Us Not Them” — The Ramallah Model: Washington’s Palestinian Failure

/ Geoffrey Aronson

Tags: Bush Administration, Diplomacy, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinians

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George Bush’s “vision” of a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is based on the supremacy of the “Ramallah model” over the “Gaza model.” U.S. policy

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29/10/2007 Article

Engaging Hamas and Hezbollah

/ Ali Abunimah

Tags: Dialogue, Hamas, Hezbollah


The Electronic Intifada, October 29, 2007 Nothing could be easier in the present atmosphere than to accuse anyone who calls for recognition of and dialogue

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15/10/2007 Article

Hamas: Islamic Democracy and National Liberation

/ Sukant Chandan

Tags: Hamas, Political Islam, Secularism


The Hamas election victory in January 2006 has led to an increased interest in the Islamic Resistance Movement. Hitherto little had been understood of Hamas’

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