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Alaa Tartir
Alaa Tartir is the program director of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network and a PhD candidate and researcher in international development studies and political economy at the Department of International Development, at the London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE.

Entries by Alaa Tartir

Surviving Without the Palestinian Authority

(1) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 11:13 AM

In the wake of the Israeli elections and the financial crisis of the Palestinian Authority (PA), observers wonder about the dangers of a new Palestinian Intifada and the detrimental consequences for Israeli security and regional stability of dismantling the PA. Furthermore, observers struggle to understand and...

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Reconstructing Gaza Means Reinventing Aid

(35) Comments | Posted October 11, 2014 | 4:13 PM

Co-authored by Jeremy Wildeman, Guest Author at Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network.

Despite his failure to negotiate a Palestinian-Israeli peace, US Secretary of State John Kerry is headed back to the region for the October 12th, 2014 international donor conference on Gaza's reconstruction....

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Time to 'Do Business' With Hamas

(19) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 1:27 PM

Sadly, once again, the post-war recovery experts, their international consultancy firms, an international aid industry, and the donor community are ramping up for another Gaza reconstruction exercise. Another war, and another salvage effort for the besieged coastal strip. An international donors' conference, a carbon copy of the 2009

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Four Rules for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

(84) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 4:40 PM

I have never been a peace negotiator, but as someone who will be profoundly affected by Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, I feel compelled to suggest basic rules of thumb for Palestinian negotiators. Otherwise a bleak future will be imposed on the youth of Palestine.

Any decisions taken in the

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