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All eyes are now on National Transition Council (NTC) in Libya, following the demise of the Gaddafi regime. A week ago I recorded another Middle East Analysis podcast that seeks to examine the challenges it faces.
Inter alia I observed: "The first thing in terms of state building would be to have security. Security is the most important thing. Security is something, I believe, the National Transitional Council has already started applying across the country but I think it will really become possible once Gaddafi is captured. He represents that symbolism of an old regime still lurking in the corridors. So the focus is security, security security. Following that, the Libyans themselves should address the idea of institution building."
Courtesy once more of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) the full podcast can be accessed here: http://catholicchurch.org.uk/mena-11
© Harry Hagopian is an international lawyer, ecumenist and EU political consultant. He also acts as a Middle East and inter-faith advisor to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales and as Middle East consultant to ACEP (Christians in Politics) in Paris. He is an Ekklesia associate and regular contributor (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/HarryHagopian). Formerly an Executive Secretary of the Jerusalem Inter-Church Committee and Executive Director of the Middle East Council of Churches, he is consultant to the Campaign for Recognition of the Armenian Genocide (UK) and author of The Armenian Church in the Holy Land. Dr Hagopian’s own website is www.epektasis.netTweet