Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance


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Stanford University Press
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6.2 X 1.3 X 9.1 inches | 1.65 pounds
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About the Author

Tareq Baconi is a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University's Middle East Institute and a Visiting Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He received his PhD from Kings College London. His writings have appeared in The Nation, Foreign Affairs, and The Guardian, and he has provided commentary on Middle East affairs to National Public Radio, Democracy Now, and Al Jazeera.


"Judicious and impartial, this important work adds nuance to the portrait of one of the Middle East's most divisive players."--Publishers Weekly
"Hamas Contained is by far the best book on this vital topic. Meticulous and deeply sourced, this is essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in Hamas, Palestine, Israel, or Islamist political movements anywhere in the Middle East."--Rashid Khalidi "author of Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East "
"Groundbreaking, rigorously researched, and strikingly fair-minded, Hamas Contained is essential reading to understand Middle East politics today. Tareq Baconi weaves a counter-narrative, upending common assumptions about the controversial Islamic organization. He persuasively argues that there can be no solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without diplomatic engagement with Hamas."--Avi Shlaim "author of The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World "
"Tareq Baconi has written a detailed and thoughtful book about the history of Hamas and its effect on the Palestinian national movement. Avoiding black and white simplifications, Baconi puts the story of Hamas within its proper context--the tragedy of an occupation."--Marwan Muasher, Vice President "Carnegie Endowment for International Peace "