03/06/2010 Article

After the Israeli Flotilla Incident, Turkey is the new Palestinian Champion

What we are witnessing is another step – perhaps crucial – in the shifting strategic balance of power in the Middle East.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Egypt, Hamas, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinians

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Article posted on The Christian Science Monitor and The New York Times June 3, 2010 Beirut, Lebanon “This is language that we have not heard

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28/01/2010 Article

Imposing Middle East Peace

Israel has crossed the threshold from the Middle East’s only democracy to the only “apartheid regime” in the Western world.

/ Henry Siegman

Tags: Europe, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Obama administration, Palestinians


Report published by the Norwegian Peace-Building Centre The continued expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank seems to have finally locked in the permanence

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11/01/2010 Publication

Cultures of Resistance, issue III


Tags: Iran, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Political Islam, Sufism, War on terrorism

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Volume I, Issue III: The Building of a Docile Islam in Britain: How not to Prevent Violent Exremism Spoooked! How not to Prevent Violent Extremism

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01/11/2009 Publication

Businessmen Posing as Revolutionaries: General Dayton and the “new Palestinian Breed”

/ Aisling Byrne

Tags: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Obama administration

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30/04/2009 Article

The Answer is Always Clausewitz

That war takes lives is not pertinent; organized killing is a specious fact undampened by good intentions.

/ Mark Perry

Tags: Iran, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East, Obama administration


Bitter Lemons, April 30, 2009 The wry and oft-repeated saying among senior American military officers is always good for a laugh: “no matter what the

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12/03/2009 Article

Why Hamas is no ‘Extremist’

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinians


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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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


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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11/01/2009 Article

Why the Gaza Calm Crashed

Some may read into this decision the cynicism of a movement that prioritises resistance; but this misreads how Hamas analyses their situation and understands the nature of resistance.

/ Alastair Crooke

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


Many have asked in the wake of Israel’s attack on Gaza, how Hamas, if it saw the consequences of ending the ceasefire — and Hamas

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11/05/2008 Article

“But What if Nobody Takes Notice?”

Olmert’s ‘achievement’, if it comes, will be in terms of pocketing further Palestinian concessions. This is the ‘gift’ that Bush hopes to present to Israel on its 60th birthday.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Fatah, Islamists, Israeli-Palestinian conflict


“But what if nobody takes notice?” is the question posed by Robert Malley and Hussein Agha in an article in the recent New York Review

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