Tag Archives: Alastair Crooke

Middleman in the Middle East. Cover story, FT magazine, 3 January 2009

Sometime in the late 1980s, a British embassy vehicle was inching its way through the mountains of Balochistan in Pakistan when angry tribesmen barred its path. The tribespeople were in dispute with the government over water rights and when they … Continue reading

Article in The Register, 23 Feb. “War, Web 2.0 and the fail loop.”

From Hezbollah to Twitter, a critical look what being on a continuous electronic information loop does to organisations.  Read it here.

Cyburbia in The Daily Star (Lebanon): Israel was out of the loop in Lebanon.

A comment piece I’ve written for The Daily Star in Beirut, adapted from the book and published on friday here. It’s since been republished throughout the Middle East.