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In the first Middle East Analysis podcast of 2014, regular studio guest Dr Harry Hagopian, a regional expert and Ekklesia associate, looks at the upcoming Geneva 2 meeting about the on-going crisis in Syria, Egypt's constitutional referendum, and other Middle East and North Africa related concerns.
It is appropriate that we end 2013 by taking a look at a region which is a cradle of civilisations, faiths and hopes - but also a zone of enmity, bitterness and conflict.
The latest podcast from Middle East and North Africa (MENA) analyst Dr Harry Hagopian looks at the prospects for democracy in a region battered by violence and conflict.
"Christians 'face extinction' in their ancient homelands because of a rising tide of sectarian attacks." That was the way the Daily Telegraph signalled the content of a talk by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi last week.
In his latest podcast for the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) expert commentator and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian looks at a variety of political, religious and legal realities making news inside and outside the region.
Bishop Vahan Hovhanessian from the Oriental Orthodox community in the UK has made a powerful statement on the troubling situation in Syria – and particularly the widespread mistreatment of Christians and others.