My latest Middle East Analysis pod-cast is a two-parter whose chief foci this time round are the fast-moving developments in Syria and Egypt.
The interview with James Abbot aof the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) - also available on iTunes, incidentally - also offers a few compact sentences on many of the other Middle East and North African countries, including Yemen, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, and the Gulf region (Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia), as well as Iran.
The pod-cast concludes with a couple of out-of-the-box afterthoughts. This time it's rather more conversational in tone!
The full podcast can be found at: http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/mena14 
© 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 now an international fellow, Sorbonne III University, Paris, 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.net