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13/11/2017 Article

Gambling all on black at the Roulette Wheel

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Saudi Arabia’s Desperate Gamble Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 10 Nov 2017 It is always tempting. The Syrian war is coming to an end, and the losses

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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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07/09/2005 Article

Dispensing Statehood

/ Mark Perry

Tags: Occupied Territories, Palestinians

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Palestine Report, September 7, 2005 In 1938, American historian Crane Brinton wrote The Anatomy of Revolution. To this day, Brinton’s book remains the most powerful

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08/08/2005 Interview

Fostering Muslim-West Dialogue

Tags: Al Qaeda, Dialogue, Middle East, War in Iraq, War on terrorism

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Alastair Crooke interviewed by Humayun Chaudhry, Al Jazeera, August 8, 2005 Alastair Crooke is a former official with Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency who has worked

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01/08/2005 Publication

Briefing Paper:
I. Assessing the Iraqi Resistance Movement

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Tags: Iraq, War in Iraq

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Prepared by the research staff of Conflicts Forum, August 1, 2005 Both the U.S-led allied forces and the Iraqi Government realize that the Sunni forces

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28/07/2005 Article

From Conflict to Politics

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Democracy, Disarmament, Hamas, Hezbollah

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The Guardian, July 28, 2005 In the wake of the London bombings it is difficult to deal with issues of political violence; nonetheless, these need

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29/06/2005 Article

Judging Abbas

/ Mark Perry

Tags: Bush Administration, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Occupied Territories, Palestinians

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Palestine Report, June 29, 2005 Just two weeks ago — seated comfortably in his well-appointed Washington office — a former senior American foreign policy advisor

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02/06/2005 Article

Listening and Talking

/ Mark Perry

Tags: Bush Administration, Dialogue, Hamas, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Occupied Territories, Political Islam

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Bitterlemons, June 2, 2005 It is said that, soon after the signing of the Oslo Accord, Hamas leader Abdul Aziz Rantisi traveled to Tunis to

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