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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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01/03/2006 Article

Leaning on Hamas

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinians

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IPG Journal, March, 2006 In a recent radio debate on us public service radio in which I participated, one of the US speakers said that the

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24/02/2006 Article

Painting Ourselves Into the Corner of PLO Non-recognition

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Dialogue, Hamas, Palestinians

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The Muslim News, February 24, 2006 Sayyid Hasan Nasrallah, the leader of Hizbullah, spoke of the recent Hamas electoral victory to a huge gathering in

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18/02/2006 Interview

Éviter de Pousser les Islamistes vers al-Qaida

Tags: Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Alastair Crooke interviewed by Le Figaro, February 18, 2006 (French) LE FIGARO: Que pensez-vous de la décision de l’Union européenne de ne pas parler au

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31/01/2006 Article

The Best Chance Towards an Enduring Settlement

/ Alastair Crooke

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

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Whilst the Western press have been focussed on the imminent challenge to Fatah from Hamas — the Islamic Resistance Party — the Israeli press has

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26/01/2006 Article

The Bloody Cost of Hugging “Good Intentions” in Iraq

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Iraq, War in Iraq

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Bitterlemons, January 26, 2006 Having recently participated in two public debates on the issue of whether the United States should withdraw now from Iraq or

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05/01/2006 Article

Wagging the Wolf

/ Mark Perry

Tags: Bush Administration, Iran

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Bitterlemons, January 5, 2006 To help explain the Middle East, a senior leader of an organization that my government describes as “terrorist” recently told me

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