Hamas: Ideological Rigidity and Political Flexibility

Paul Scham and Osama Abu-Irshaid / United States Institute of Peace (June 2009)
Analysis of Hamas' behavior from the understanding that shari'a provides the basis for the political actions that Hamas can and cannot take. Concludes that Hamas has undergone changes to the point where the group is now ready to explore arrangements that will allow it and Israel to coexist without episodic violence. PDF >