November 26, 2012

Where Hamas Goes from Here

Thanassis Cambanis, Foreign Affairs

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The latest round of fighting in Gaza gave Hamas room to paper over growing rifts between its Gaza-based leadership and its leadership in exile. But eventually the group will need to resolve internal disputes over working with Iran, working with Arab capitals, and negotiating with Israel -- or face decline.

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TAGGED: Palestine, Israel, Middle East, Gaza, Hamas


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