conflict

  • 3 Apr 2013

    It is not long ago that we marked the two-year anniversary of the Syrian uprisings. What started in Dara’a (in southern Syria alongside the Jordanian border) and later country-wide as a series of peaceful and reform-oriented demonstrations was met with uncompromising firepower. Regional analyst Dr Harry Hagopian assesses what has been happening and where the balance of forces now lies in a damaging, dangerous and heartbreaking conflict.

  • 22 Mar 2013

    The latest Middle East Analysis podcast looks at the desperate situation faced by more than two million refugees living, displaced, inside and outside Syria as a result of the bloody, two-year conflict in the country.

  • 19 Jan 2013

    Preventing refugees from entering Jordan to escape the conflict in Syria would increase suffering and could lead to further bloodshed and abuses.

  • 14 Jan 2013

    Aid agency World Vision is warning of severe humanitarian consequences if steps are not taken to guarantee the security of children in war-torn Mali.

  • 27 Nov 2012

    Religious leaders have warned of mass suffering in Sudan’s so-called ‘Two Areas’, as bombardment intensifies and civilians become targets.

  • 4 Nov 2012

    Describing another personal Armenian-Turkish encounter, Dr Harry Hagopian feels that "it is important for us Armenians nearing the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in 2015 to start distinguishing ordinary Turkish men and women from Turkish officialdom or many of its politicised institutions let alone from Turkey and Azerbaijan."

  • 5 Oct 2012

    A national ‘Faith in Conflict’ conference due to be held in Coventry next year will seek to improve the way churches deal with internal conflict.

  • 22 Aug 2012

    When we see all conflict as automatically and only ‘bad’ do we miss the opportunity for change arising from facing the other?

  • 8 Aug 2012

    Both sides fighting in Aleppo may be held criminally accountable for their failures to protect the civilian population, says Amnesty International

  • 19 Apr 2012

    Two international church bodies have called for an immediate ceasefire in the renewed fighting between Sudan and South Sudan.