22/01/2008 Article

Nasrallah Forecasts the Prospect of Coming Conflict


Tags: Bush Administration, Gaza, Hezbollah, Iran, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Lebanon, Middle East, Syria


On January 15, the Secretary General of Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered a speech celebrating the death anniversary of Shi’i Imam Al-Husayn. The following is

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17/01/2008 Article

A Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood

In the post-9/11 world, the new (and uniquely Christian) dispensation not only dictates that you tear down fences, but that you butt into his business and bend him to your will.

/ Mark Perry

Tags: Israel, Syria

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Bitter Lemons, January 17, 2008 “Good fences make good neighbors,” the American poet Robert Frost once wrote, and he oughta know. The failed farmer turned

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03/01/2008 Article

Dependency Politics

The $7.4 billion of assistance to the Palestinian “government” pledged by donors is another type of European dependency “help” – “a punitive construct devised to constrain Palestinian aspirations.”

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Middle East

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Bitter Lemons, January 3, 2008 “I can’t see what more the international community can do to help,” the exasperated official in Brussels complained as she

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02/01/2008 Interview

Alastair Crooke in the FT Magazine

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“Middle Man in the Middle East” by James Harkin for FT Magazine 2 January 2008

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