Category - middle east

  • November 17, 2015

    The horror of the slaughter in Paris and elswehere can be numbing not just of the senses, but of our sensibility, says regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian. It may not be easy, but now is a good time to remind ourselves of the wider context, corollaries and ramifications of the terror attacks in Paris - not least from a European perspective. 

  • October 31, 2015

    As the violent stalemate continues in Syria, Ekklesia ssociate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian writes an open letter to the Syrian President, pointing to the conditions necessary for moves away from bloodshed and towards a just peace. 

  • September 13, 2015

    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is changing but, such change will take long years and further sacrifices, says regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian, surveying what seems like an endless tragedy at times. However, the length of such wars also depends on the involvement of outside powers – whether regional or global – as well as people on the ground in particular settings.

  • July 14, 2015

    The UN has welcomed the agreement reached between international negotiators and the Government of Iran as paving the to way a viable solution of the country's nuclear programme.

  • February 4, 2015

    The managing editor of Foreign Affairs magazine recently went to Damascus, where he interviewed President Bashar al-Assad. Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian assesses where the president stands in the tragic and bloody mess that exists in Syria at the moment, where ordinary people are caught between competing barbarisms.

  • January 31, 2015

    In a painful week for many Middle East and North Africa (MENA) non-citizens, we are pleased to share Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian's latest episode of 'MENA Analysis'.

  • January 21, 2015

    The most violent winter storm for two decades swept across conflict-affected areas of the Middle East last week.

  • January 19, 2015

    On Monday 19 January 2015, Jeremy Corbyn MP is hosting a meeting in the House of Commons to look at the new war stirrings in the light of recent global events.

  • January 5, 2015

    What happens when nobody has the moral strength for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

  • December 27, 2014

    This year Prince Charles visited the Armenian Orthodox, Chaldean Catholic, Coptic Orthodox and Syrian Orthodox Churches during the course of 2014. In the case of the Syriac Church, he visited them twice in one short year. Ekklesia associate and Middle East analyst Dr Harry Hagopian assesses the significance of these acts of concern and solidarity.