In my latest Middle East analysis podcast, attention is focused on the maelstrom of violence tearing through Syria. If reports are to be believed, this conflict continues to claim between 100 and 200 lives a day.
The broadcast examines:
* what a transitional Syria might look like and who should be involved
* the current regime and the opposition
* diplomacy and the international community
* the impact of the conflict on neighbouring Lebanon
The full podcast can be downloaded/played here (9.36 MB MP3 file): http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/content/download/31645/226904/file/mena27... 
Thanks once again to the website of the Catholic Bishops Conference in England and Wales (http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/ ), to whom I am an advisor, for hosting this podcast.
© 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), Ecumenical consultant to the Primate of Armenian Church in UK & Ireland, and author of The Armenian Church in the Holy Land. Dr Hagopian’s own website is www.epektasis.net  You can follow him on Twitter: @harryhagopian