Category - middle east

  • August 30, 2013

    This week I have taken part in the first of what will be a monthly series of Premier Radio programmes on the MENA region - the full details are in the links at the foot of this page.

  • August 29, 2013

    Premier Radio, the national Christian radio station, is beginning a new regular slot analysing the Middle East and North Africa with Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian – starting tonight (29 August 2013).

  • August 28, 2013

    The performance of the young US State Department spokesperson on BBC Newsnight this evening (27 August) was extremely chilling, not least for the insouciant way in which a series of necessarily probing questions about a military strike on Syria were simply waved away with stock remarks like, "we'll factor that in".

  • August 19, 2013

    There must be a full, impartial and effective investigation into the shocking loss of life that has taken place in Egypt over the last week, say critics.

  • August 16, 2013

    The government has said it is deeply concerned at events in Cairo, but it has still failed to announce an embargo on arms sales to Egypt.

  • August 4, 2013

    The latest Middle East Analysis podcasts from Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian feature a comprehensive four-part analysis of some of the key developments in the region.

  • August 4, 2013

    Starting with 25 January 2011, symbolic date of the Egyptian revolution, and 30 June 2013, the symptomatic date of a ‘coup’ or ‘second revolution’, the internet has been full of observations, cogitations, explanations and justifications about events in Cairo, Ismailia, Suez, Alexandria, Sinai and other parts of this history-rich country. Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian looks at what is happening, and the varied responses it has elicited.

  • June 5, 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.

  • June 5, 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.

  • May 29, 2013

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