Category - middle east

  • 5 Jun 2013

    Our valued associate Dr Harry Hagopian has been as busy as ever in travelling, advising, writing and broadcasting on the ever developing events across the Middle East and North Africa region.

  • 5 Jun 2013

    As in the case of Palestine, and unless the international community oversteps its most prurient interests and comes together to help Syria emerge from its current violence, we could well end up with a failed state that is not too distant from the Somali experience, says regional expert and observer Dr Harry Hagopian. We could indeed witness the fragmentation of the country, as many Syrians currently claim is slowly, inexorably happening. Yet there is still room for manoeuvre and hope.

  • 29 May 2013

    Participants in an international conference on Christian presence in the Middle East have issued a statement supporting two abducted Metropolitans from Aleppo.

  • 29 May 2013

    A World Council of Churches conference has issued a joint statement calling the churches and agencies to solidarity with Middle East Christians.

  • 28 May 2013

    The general secretary of the World Council of Churches has spoken on behalf of the global body in solidarity with Christians in the Arab world.

  • 26 May 2013

    In this Middle East Analysis podcast (25 May 2013), Dr Harry Hagopian looks once more at the ongoing turmoil and bloodshed in Syria.

  • 24 May 2013

    Palestinian Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan says that the process of reform continues to be at the heart of every Arab and Middle Eastern Christian.

  • 8 Apr 2013

    In a new Middle East analysis podcast, Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian talks to James Abbott from the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales about the status of what has been commonly described by commentators (and some protagonists) as the 'Arab Spring'.

  • 3 Apr 2013

    It is not long ago that we marked the two-year anniversary of the Syrian uprisings. What started in Dara’a (in southern Syria alongside the Jordanian border) and later country-wide as a series of peaceful and reform-oriented demonstrations was met with uncompromising firepower. Regional analyst Dr Harry Hagopian assesses what has been happening and where the balance of forces now lies in a damaging, dangerous and heartbreaking conflict.

  • 22 Mar 2013

    The latest Middle East Analysis podcast looks at the desperate situation faced by more than two million refugees living, displaced, inside and outside Syria as a result of the bloody, two-year conflict in the country.