26/11/2012 Article

The New Hamas: Challenges of Resistance

/ Ibrahim al-Amin

Tags: Hamas, Political Islam, Resistance

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Originally posted on Al-Akhbar English  November 23, 2012 The great praise being voiced for the steadfastness of the people and resistance in Gaza cannot blind us to

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19/11/2012 Article

Something Curious is Happening to Sunni Islam

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Muslim Brotherhood, Political Islam, Salafism

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This article is republished with the permission of Al-Akhbar English  Something very interesting is happening within Sunni political Islam. As its religiosity increasingly becomes an

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12/06/2012 Article

Towards a new Arab cultural revolution

From “awakening” to “cultural revolution”: why excitement and promise is turning into fear

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Democracy, Middle East, Political Islam, Salafism, Syria

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Originally posted on Asia Times Online, 12 June 2012 The “Awakening” is taking a turn, very different to the excitement and promise with which it

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09/03/2012 Article

Syria: Straining Credulity?

The UN Secretary General said he had received "grisly reports" of execution and torture from Syria. Did he really believe this; or was he just “saying it”?

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Middle East, Obama administration, Political Islam, Syria, United Nations

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Article posted on Asia Times Online, 09 March 2012 The UN Secretary General was reported on March 3 saying that he had received “grisly reports”

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01/03/2012 Publication

Tour d’horizon: An Iranian Optic on the Middle East and its Prospects

/ Seyed Mohammad Marandi

Tags: Egypt, Iran, Middle East, Obama administration, Political Islam

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Almost a year ago, in a well-remembered Friday prayer sermon delivered on February 4, 2011, Ayatollah Khamenei spoke at length, in Arabic, about the uprisings

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01/07/2011 Publication

An Examination of Iran’s Commitment to the Palestinian Cause

/ Amal Saad-Ghorayeb

Tags: Iran, Palestinians, Political Islam

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