middle east

  • 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.

  • 20 Feb 2013

    In his latest podcast, Middle East analyst and Ekklesia associate, in conversation with James Abbott from the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, reacts to the news of Pope Benedict XVI'

  • 14 Feb 2013

    The successor to the Pope Benedict XVI needs to build on the work done by his predecessor in attempting to encourage peace with justice in the Middle East and North Africa, regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian told Premier Christian Radio on 12 February 2013.

  • 11 Feb 2013

    Ecumenical advisor, Middle East analyst and political consultant Dr Harry Hagopian, who is also an Ekklesia associate, has been doing the round of television stations today (11 February 2013), commenting on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the wider implications of the decision about who will succeed him.

  • 13 Jan 2013

    Christians and other small communities in the Middle East and North Africa face an uncertain and sometimes dangerous situation in which fear is understandable, acknowledges Dr Harry Hagopian. But there is still good reason to resist being overly gripped by insularity and despair, to question the agenda of hierarchs, and to try to respond positively to the grassroots change that will continue to sweep the region over the coming year and beyond.

  • 6 Jan 2013

    In the 'listen again' MP3 links below, Premier Christian Radio's Marcus Jones is joined by General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, Bishop Angaelos, and international lawyer, church consultant and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian.

  • 2 Jan 2013

    It is not possible to predict with any sense of certainty how affairs will develop across the Middle East and North Africa region in 2013. What can be seen, writes regional analyst Dr Harry Hagopian, is that we are in the midst of a grand reshaping of all the regional assumptions that have stood for almost a generation. Something has made the pulse of this region race faster, and that cannot be undone. Now, we are seeking the calm in eye of the storm, and we will possibly do so for some time to come.

  • 30 Dec 2012

    To start 2013, I will be taking part in a special broadcast looking at the sweep of change across the Middle East and North Africa in 2012. The details are as follows.

  • 25 Dec 2012

    Pope Benedict's traditional Urbi et Orbi Christmas address from St Peter's Rome wished peace and justice for Syria and other troubled parts of the globe.