Alastair Crooke

Alastair Crooke is a British diplomat, the founder and director of the Conflicts Forum, an organization that advocates for engagement between political Islam and the West. Previously he was a ranking figure in both British intelligence (MI6) and European Union diplomacy. Crooke studied at the University of St Andrews (1968–1972) in Scotland, from which he obtained an MA in Politics and Economics. His book Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution, provides background on what he calls the “Islamist Revolution” in the Middle East.