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Will the War Clouds Pass Us By, Or Will the Storm Break?

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Alastair Crooke, Sic Semper Tyrannis blog, 3 March 2018 The compulsive hatred of President Putin in élite western circles has surpassed anything witnessed during 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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01/06/2006 Article

Talking to Hamas

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Hamas, Intifada, Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Prospect, June, 2006 Almost no one believes that putting Palestinians on a “diet” will make them more moderate or help to restart a political process

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06/05/2006 Interview

Theedrinken met Terroristen

Tags: Hamas, Hezbollah

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Alastair Crooke interviewed by VRIJ Nederland, May, 2006 (Dutch) Het WRR-pleidooi voor een dialoog met Hamas en Hezbollah werd door Nederlandse politici met hoon overladen.

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01/04/2006 Article

How to Lose the War on Terrorism:
II. Handing Victory to the Extremists

/ Mark Perry & Alastair Crooke

Tags: Bush Administration, Dialogue, Hamas, Hezbollah, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Political Islam, War on terrorism

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Asia Times, April 1, 2006 After the writers of this article and our colleagues visited the Middle East for talks with some of the leaders

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31/03/2006 Article

How to Lose the War on Terrorism:
I. Talking With the ‘Terrorists’

/ Mark Perry & Alastair Crooke

Tags: Bush Administration, Dialogue, Hamas, Hezbollah, Middle East, Political Islam, War in Iraq, War on terrorism

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Part one: Asia Times, March 31, 2006 Seventy-two hours before the Iraqi people voted on a new parliament, on December 12, 2005, we were told

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23/03/2006 Article

Back to 1967

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinians

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Prospect, March 23, 2006 On the face of it, the Hamas refusal to recognise Israel seems perverse: plainly Israel ‘exists.’ Tel Aviv is a large

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02/03/2006 Article

Let Them Starve

/ Mark Perry

Tags: Gaza, Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Occupied Territories, Palestinians

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Bitterlemons, March 2, 2006 In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the US government put in place sweeping new laws and regulations “aimed at identifying

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