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Tristan Dunning


Dr Tristan Dunning is an adjunct at the University of Queensland and Griffith University in Australia. He is the author of Hamas, Jihad and Popular Legitimacy: Reinterpreting Resistance in Palestine published at part of Routledge’s Critical Terrorism Studies Series.

Comment: Facile interpretations of jihadist motivations are dangerous and counterproductive, writes Tristan Dunning.

21 July, 2017

Comment: While Hamas' new charter does not amount to recognition of Israel, it formally softens its stance in a few key areas. How might this change things? asks Tristan Dunning.

02 May, 2017

Comment: Whoever 'wins' in Raqqa, everybody in Syria is likely to lose, writes Tristan Dunning.

05 April, 2017

Comment: While the West remains disconnected from the reality of life and death in Iraq, ordinary citizens continue their fight for an alternative future, write Tristan Dunning and Damian Doyle.

22 August, 2016

Comment: Iraq's destitute population continues to suffer the depredations of war and terrorism, but is determined to rectify the damage of the 2003 invasion, write Tristan Dunning and Damian Doyle.

14 July, 2016

Comment: Iraq’s political class has survived the Islamic State group, but can it survive the political renaissance of Muqtada al-Sadr? Asks Damian Doyle and Dr. Tristan Dunning.

29 March, 2016

Comment: Israel claims to be the only democracy in the region, but its institutional racism demonstrates the state's tangential grasp on reality, writes Tristan Dunning.

10 March, 2016