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24/02/2015 Article

Non-Dollar Trading Is Killing the Petrodollar — And the Foundation of U.S.-Saudi Policy in the Middle East

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(Apologies for late posting on CF’s website – this article was first published by Huffington Post on 2 December 2014) Alastair Crooke, Huffington Post, 2

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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.
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13/09/2007 Article

Do not Undermine Moderate Islamists: The Case of Muslim Brotherhood Leader, Khayrat El-Shater

/ Ibrahim El Houdaiby

Tags: Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Political Islam

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Egyptian newspapers report that sources close to the ruling elite have asserted that Muslim Brotherhood Deputy Chairman, Khayrat El Shater, currently standing before a military

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25/08/2007 Article

Nasrallah’s Speech Marking the End of the July War

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Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Israel-Hezbollah war, Middle East

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On August 14, the Secretary General of Hezbollah Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah delivered a speech marking the end of the July 2006 war. The following is

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24/08/2007 Article

Talking to Terrorists

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Al Qaeda, Dialogue, Hamas, Hezbollah

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BBC Radio 4, July 15, 2007 At the beginning of the decade I spent a few years in the Middle East, both as an advisor

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19/08/2007 Article

The Great Middle East Peace Process Scam

/ Henry Siegman

Tags: Bush Administration, Hamas, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinians

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London Review of Books, August 19, 2007 When Ehud Olmert and George W. Bush met at the White House in June, they concluded that Hamas’s

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14/08/2007 Article

Washington in Lebanon and Palestine: Fatal Manipulation

/ Amal Saad-Ghorayeb

Tags: Bush Administration, Gaza, Hamas, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Mecca Agreement, Middle East, Neocons, Palestinians, Political Islam

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openDemocracy August 14, 2007 Many parallels are currently being drawn between the crises in Palestine and Lebanon. A number focus on the most visible similarity:

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31/07/2007 Article

Behind the Mansour Hotel Bombing

/ Baghdad Correspondent

Tags: Al Qaeda in Iraq, Bush Administration, Iraq, War in Iraq

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The noontime bombing that killed a dozen Iraqis at Baghdad’s Mansour Melia Hotel on June 25 continues to reverberate through Iraq — and through the

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