Bora Bayraktar ’05 published his second book, “Hamas.” In January 2006, an Islamist organization linked with deadly attacks to civilians won a decisive majority in the Palestinian Parliament. This was a blow to the peace process. Hamas, an organization classified as a terrorist organization by the European Union, Israel and the United States, is a “democratic force” for the Palestinian people. Bora Bayraktar, a journalist covering the region for the last two decades, puts light on this dilemma. He details the Islamist movement’s roots, social structure and institutions and interviews Hamas and Israeli leaders to understand if Hamas can transform itself to an organization prepared to make peace with Israel.