Monthly Archives: March 2008

Hamas: More Unwritten Chapters

Hamas: More Unwritten Chapters

– a critique by Richard Whelen

A recent book by a Hamas-supporting activist offers new insights and information about the inner workings of the revolutionary organisation which now controls Gaza. Continue reading


With almost 2,500 candidates for parliament barred from running, the result of election is preordained

Note: Click here to view a shorter version of this article (originally published in the 12 March 2008 edition of The Irish Times).

To understand why Ahmadinejad has already won this month’s parliamentary election you need to understand recent Iranian history, writes Richard Whelan. Continue reading

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Iran’s Hardliners Ensuring They Keep Grip on Power

This article first appeared in the 12 March 2008 edition of The Irish Times and is reproduced here with their kind permission.

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Iran’s parliamentary election on Friday has been fixed in advance and the West is doing nothing to help democrats. Continue reading

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Intolerance Begets Intolerance

This review first appeared in the Spring 2008 edition of Studies and is reproduced here with their kind permission. Continue reading

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