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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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01/06/2005 Interview

The Need for Dialogue

Tags: Dialogue, Political Islam

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Alastair Crooke interviewed by Share International, June 1, 2005 Alastair Crooke spent almost 30 years in the British diplomatic service working on conflict resolution in

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01/06/2005 Article

In Search of Respect at the Table: Hamas Ceasefires 2001–03

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Dialogue, Hamas, Hezbollah, Occupied Territories, Palestinians

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Article posted on Conciliation Resources, June, 2005 “Negotiating without resistance leads to surrender. But negotiating with resistance leads to real peace…the world understood that the

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01/06/2005 Article

The Road Ahead: Perspectives on Disarming Hamas

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Conciliation Resources, June, 2005 The United States and Israel are adamant that Hamas’ political aspirations must come after unilateral and, if need be, coercive disarmament

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12/05/2005 Article

Apply Sparingly

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Mediation

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Bitterlemons, May 12, 2005 The international third party role (3PR) has been evolving into a remedy believed to hold quite wide-ranging restorative powers. It has

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28/04/2005 Interview

‘We Should see Islamists who Seek Democracy as Part of the Solution, not the Problem’

Tags: Dialogue, Islamists

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Alastair Crooke interviewed by Rami G. Khouri, Daily Star, April 28, 2005 Alastair Crooke, a former EU foreign affairs expert and British intelligence officer, is

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01/04/2005 Article

Mint Tea with Terrorists

/ Stephen Grey

Tags: Bush Administration, Dialogue, Hamas, Hezbollah, Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Article posted on New Statesman, April 11, 2005 Osama Hamdan wears an ordinary business suit and hands out an ordinary business card with his e-mail

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