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Hamas diplomatic activism: Modified strategies and new alliances

By Fadi Elhusseini Many observers saw in Tony Blair’s meeting with head of Hamas’ political bureau Khaled Meshaal a breakthrough that may take Hamas out of the bottleneck and may lead to a long-term truce between the movement and Israel. Yet, with the ensuing meetings Meshaal held, it appears that the crux of the issue …

Daily News Egypt

Fight continues 10 years after Israel ‘left’ Gaza

When Israel’s army withdrew from Gaza in 2005, many hoped that peace would follow. Ten years on, some say the move was a mistake, while others are asking if the occupation, as defined by international law, ever ended. On August 15, 2005, emotional images of Israeli soldiers made their way around the world as the …

Deutsche Welle

Arab Spring and the rise of non-state actors

By Fadi Elhusseini In the past four years, Arabs have been living an endless Sisyphean ordeal, an unexpected nightmare after rising for what they called “the Arab Spring”. A very similar scenario was cloned in most of the Arab Spring countries. Alas, a hopeful revolution turned into belligerence, then into strife followed by a war, …

Daily News Egypt