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Unfolding the Syrian Paradox

July 19th, 2011, Comment & Analysis

Can Syria properly be understood as an example of a “pure” Arab popular revolution, an uprising of non-violent, liberal protest against tyranny that has been met only by repression? I believe this narrative to be a complete misreading, deliberately contrived to serve quite separate ambitions.

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Iran’s Limited Enrichment Plan Can Work

September 27th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

With the recent activation of the Bushehr nuclear reactor, Iran has crossed the line. The Islamic Republic is no longer an aspirant member to the nuclear ‘club,’ but a nuclear state. It is therefore no longer realistic for the West to propose to negotiate with Iran while applying coercive sanctions as if it were a pre-nuclear state, says Global Expert Alastair Crooke in this op-ed for GulfNews.com.

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Iran's Limited Enrichment Plan Can Work

September 27th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

With the recent activation of the Bushehr nuclear reactor, Iran has crossed the line. The Islamic Republic is no longer an aspirant member to the nuclear ‘club,’ but a nuclear state. It is therefore no longer realistic for the West to propose to negotiate with Iran while applying coercive sanctions as if it were a pre-nuclear state, says Global Expert Alastair Crooke in this op-ed for GulfNews.com.

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Alastair Crooke

Director, Conflicts Forum

February 5th, 2010, Activist/Humanitarian, Afghanistan, English, Europe, International Relations, Israel, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Palestine, Subsaharan Africa, Terrorism, Think tank/Research center, USA, War and Conflict, Washington DC

Alistair Crooke

Alastair Crooke is the director of Conflicts Forum, a non-profit organisation that works to end the isolation of mainstream Islamists and aims to change Western policy towards Islamists.

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