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Sanctioning the World, the US Inadvertently ‘Locks & Launches’ Multipolarism

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Alastair Crooke, Strategic Culture Foundation, 28 May 2018 The commemorative medal had already been cast and published. It depicts profiles of Trump and Jong Un,

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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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01/07/2006 Interview

Interview with Alastair Crooke

Tags: Political Islam

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Sarah Stewart, The Middle East in London, July-August, 2006 Sarah Stewart: How did you become involved in the Middle East and how did this lead

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08/06/2006 Article

How to Lose the War on Terrorism:
V. The Politics of Indignation

/ Mark Perry & Alastair Crooke

Tags: Al Qaeda, Bush Administration, Neocons, Political Islam, Salafism, War on terrorism

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Asia Times, June 8, 2006 The foundational belief of the “war on terrorism” is that militant Islam is hollow. We are not fighting a credible

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06/06/2006 Article

How to Lose the War on Terrorism:
IV. Acts of Faith

/ Mark Perry & Alastair Crooke

Tags: Bush Administration, Neocons, Political Islam, Salafism

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Asia Times, June 6, 2006 That talking and listening would now seem so difficult is not the result of some inherent inability of differing cultures

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03/06/2006 Article

How to Lose the War on Terrorism:
III. An Exchange of Narratives

/ Mark Perry & Alastair Crooke

Tags: Dialogue, Hezbollah, Political Islam, War on terrorism

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Asia Times, June 3, 2006 There was a time in the immediate aftermath of September 11, 2001, when Western intellectuals debated the meaning of the

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01/06/2006 Article

Defend the NPT

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Iran, NPT

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Prospect, June, 2006 The struggle with Iran over nuclear issues is usually portrayed in the west as a reasonable effort to force Iran to comply

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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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