About Rosemary Hollis

Rosemary Hollis is a professor of Middle East policy studies and director of the Olive Tree Scholarship Programme at City University London. From 1995 to 2008 she was head of the Middle East Programme and then director of research at Chatham House. The focus of her research since 1980 has been on conflict and international engagement in the Middle East.

Articles by Rosemary Hollis

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En Liang Khong

En Liang Khong is a submissions editor at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Forget about taming or disarming Hamas: cut it a deal it can’t refuse

Reactions to the 2014 Gaza war in Europe and the US are more polarised than hitherto. A radical solution that places Hamas at the centre of negotiations is worth consideration, if only to escape further time wasting on already defunct or moribund formulations. 

The Middle East: news and narratives

When would-be peacemakers insist the past is past and the only way to resolve the conflict is to look to the future and find a compromise solution to the competing claims, they underestimate the power of the narrative in determining identity and meaning.

The importance of the Bitterlemons obituary

Each of the key players perceives peace as desirable but not at any price. This is the message of the exchanges of views aired in Bitterlemons over the years. We still need to enable discourse that is ‘equal and fair’. 

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