Articles by Rory Miller

Dealing with Hamas

In early August, the week before Israel's unilateral disengagement from Gaza, I argued that following the withdrawal the onus would be on the international community, and especially the EU, to acknowledge the huge political and personal risks that Israeli Prime... Read More

And After The Gaza Withdrawal?

On Aug. 15, Israel is scheduled to begin its unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip. This unprecedented action, which is expected to take about a month, will see the dismantling of 21 Jewish settlements in Gaza (as well as four... Read More

Not-So-New Threat: Disposable Terrorists

The news that last week's London attacks were carried out by suicide bombers has shocked many, but such operations have been a key weapon in the arsenal of both secular and religious terrorists for two decades. Between 1980 and 2000,... Read More

The EU's Palestine Problem

It is difficult to understand the European Union's refusal, over the last five years, to hold the Palestinian leadership accountable for its terrorism and corruption -- and in particular its willingness to embrace the late Yasir Arafat as a great... Read More

Blair and the Quest for Mid East Peace

Unless Tony Blair makes a sudden and unexpected withdrawal from public life or cedes the premiership to his powerful chancellor Gordon Browne, Labour's third successive election victory provides him with one final chance to contribute to a solution to the... Read More

The Israel-Nazi Slander in Historical Context

The historian Yaacov Shavit once argued that the main question to be debated within Jewry in the wake of the Holocaust was whether "Nazism [was] an inherent feature of the European essence or was it a diverted characteristic, an historical... Read More

The Difference Between Islamic Terrorists and Others

As the War on Terror moves towards its fourth anniversary, and with no end in sight, it is likely that the call for western policymakers to re-evaluate their self-imposed taboo on "talking to terrorists" will gather momentum. Just last December,... Read More

Hezbollah: Not Just Israel's Problem

"9/11 has taught us that terrorism against American interests 'over there' should be regarded just as we regard terrorism against America 'over here'. In this same sense, the American homeland is the planet". -- The Final Report of the... Read More

It's the Guns, Stupid

After the optimism of the 1990s and the disillusionment of the last few years it appears that, though taking far more time than UK Prime Minister Tony Blair anticipated, the parties to Northern Ireland's stalled peace process are finally... Read More

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