11/06/2009 Article

The Essence of Islamist Resistance: A Different View of Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Islamists

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Article posted in New Perspectives Quarterly, June 2, 2009 Most Western analysts of political Islam make the same mistake. They instinctively assume that conflict with

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12/03/2009 Article

Why Hamas is no ‘Extremist’

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinians

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Article posted on Open Democracy, March 11, 2009 In the mechanistic template imposed by western leaders on the Middle East, of ‘moderates’ who must be

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20/01/2009 Article

A Return to Square One

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Hamas, War on Gaza

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Article posted on The Guardian, January 19, 2009 On Saturday evening, Israel announced not a ceasefire – in the sense of an agreement between the

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17/01/2009 Article

The Middle Ground is Eroding Fast

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Hamas, Islamists, War on Gaza

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Posted on London Review of Books, January 15, 2009 ‘We have to ask the West a question: when the Israelis bombed the house of Sheikh

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14/01/2009 Article

Gaza: A Pawn in the New ‘Great Game’

As Europeans watch the humanitarian disaster in Gaza unfold, many may wonder why this crisis seems to have left their governments groping in such apparent disarray.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, War on Gaza

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Article posted on Asia Times, January 14, 2009 As Europeans watch the humanitarian disaster in Gaza unfold on nightly news bulletins, many may wonder why

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12/01/2009 Article

The War in Gaza: A View from the Arab Street

The searing images have long since undergone a subconscious transfiguration: from originally being about Hamas they have metamorphosed into an archetypal image of Israel attacking the Gazan people.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Hamas, War on Gaza

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Royal United Services Institute, January 12, 2009 Article posted on the RUSI web site. The round of international diplomacy that has just concluded has left

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