Alastair Crooke

Alistair Crooke, (born 1950) is a British diplomat, the founder and director of the Conflicts Forum, an organisation that advocates for engagement between political Islam and the West. Previously he was a ranking figure in both British intelligence (MI6) and European Union diplomacy.

Crooke was a Middle East advisor to Javier Solana, High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union (CFSP) from 1997 to 2003,facilitated a number of de-escalations of violence and military withdrawals in the Palestinian Territories with Islamist movements from 2000 to 2003 and was involved in the diplomatic efforts in the Siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. 

Crooke studied at the University of St Andrews (1968–1972), from which he obtained an MA in Politics and Economics. His book Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution, provides background on what he calls the "Islamist Revolution" in the Middle East, helping to offer strategic insights into the origins and logic of Islamist groups which have adopted military resistance as a tactic, including Hamas and Hizbollah. Tracing the essence of the Islamist Revolution from its origins in Egypt, through Najaf, Lebanon, Iran and the Iranian Revolution up to the present day, unlocking some of the thorniest issues surrounding stability in the current Middle East landscape.

Author publications

Title Datesort ascending Language
Cette guerre occidentale contre la Russie est-elle simplement de la stupidité ? 26.01.2023 French
Is this Western war on Russia simply stupidity? 25.01.2023 English
Questa guerra dell’Occidente alla Russia è semplicemente stupidità? 25.01.2023 Italian
U.S. Strategic Aim: Break and Dismember Russia; Or Maintain U.S. Dollar Hegemony? Or a Muddled ‘Both’? 11.01.2023 English
Le dinamiche di sistema seguono le proprie regole, non il pensiero di gruppo 05.01.2023 Italian
La frammentazione dell’Europa 03.01.2023 Italian
The Fracturing of Europe 03.01.2023 English
La UE ha perso il controllo 28.12.2022 Italian
The EU’s Lost the Plot 27.12.2022 English
Illusioni necessarie - Anche la narrazione dell'UE come attore geo-strategico è ormai esplosa 09.12.2022 Italian
Necessary Illusions – Even the narrative of the EU as a geo-strategic player has now burst 08.12.2022 English
Distensione nei rapporti con l’Occidente: il Piano Valdai funzionerà? 17.11.2022 Italian
Inciampare verso un Armageddon “di principio” 08.11.2022 Italian
Stumbling Towards ‘Principled’ Armageddon 07.11.2022 English
Le molte “guerre” intrecciate – Una guida approssimativa attraverso la nebbia 27.10.2022 Italian
The Many Interwoven ‘Wars’ – A Rough Guide Through the Fog 25.10.2022 English
Il superciclo del Leviatano si conclude; i leader occidentali fanno finta di non accorgersene 18.10.2022 Italian
The Leviathan Super Cycle Ends; Western Leaders Pretend They Didn’t Notice 18.10.2022 English
Il curioso silenzio che circonda le bolle di gas del Baltico 13.10.2022 Italian
The curious silence surrounding the Baltic gas bubbles 12.10.2022 English
Inquietudini esistenziali: la guerra finanziaria contro l’Occidente inizia a mordere 14.09.2022 Italian
Una svolta negli affari mondiali 09.09.2022 Italian
Discesa nella follia 31.08.2022 Italian
La nascita della Tragedia 18.08.2022 Italian
La maschera di Pandora 10.08.2022 Italian

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