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Can Hamas Be Tamed?

Author: Michael Herzog
March/April 2006
Foreign Affairs


Optimists argue that Hamas' participation in mainstream Palestinian politics will spur the group to moderate its radical goals and terrorist tactics. But history shows that political participation co-opts militants only under very specific conditions -- and almost none of those exist in the Palestinian Authority today.

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