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Have MbS and MbZ Overreached Themselves?

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 9 June 2017 It is still early days, but yes, it seems so. And in so doing, bin Salman’s (MbS) and bin Zayed’s

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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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01/09/2004 Article

Waving, not Drowning: Strategic Dimensions of Ceasefires and Islamic Movements

/ Alastair Crooke & Beverley Milton-Edwards

Tags: Ceasefires, Hamas, Islamists, Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Security Dialogue, September, 2004 In the arena of ethno-national conflict, the adoption of a ceasefire is regarded as a key trigger for allowing the development

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25/08/2004 Article

Elusive Ingredient: Hamas and the Peace Process

/ Alastair Crooke & Beverley Milton-Edwards

Tags: Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinians

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Journal of Palestine Studies, Summer, 2004 This essay argues that the significant shift in the political power balance in the occupied Palestinian territories toward the

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05/07/2004 Article

Should we Talk to Political Islam?

/ Alastair Crooke & Beverley Milton-Edwards

Tags: Dialogue, Modernity, Political Islam, Secularism

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British Council, July 5, 2004  ‘Don’t be afraid of opposition. Remember, a kite rises against, not with the wind.’ Hamilton Wright Mabie First and foremost,

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03/06/2004 Article

The Price of Ignorance

/ Mark Perry

Tags: Middle East

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Bitterlemons, June 3, 2004 Returning from living for nine months in Bethlehem at the height of this intifada, my son–a journalist–stood in the driveway of

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01/12/2003 Article

Hamas, Ceasefires and the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process

/ Alastair Crooke & Beverley Milton-Edwards

Tags: Ceasefires, Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinians

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The World Today, December, 2003 When is a ceasefire more than a ceasefire?  When it builds agreement amongst contesting groups and has the potential to

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20/08/2003 Article

America’s Arafat Obsession

/ Mark Perry

Tags: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinians

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Palestine Report, August 20, 2003 Writing in The New York Review of Books on August 14, American Middle East commentators Hussein Agha and Robert Malley

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