Arab Spring

  • 23 Feb 2014

    A press officer at the Egyptian embassy in London has tweeted – with approval – a link to the website of Britain First, a violent, racist group that split from the British National Party (BNP).

  • 1 Feb 2014

    EU countries licensed arms exports in 2012 valued at €39.9 billion, including a record €9.7 billion in sales to the Middle East – an increase of 22 per cent.

  • 17 Apr 2013

    My new book, Digital Revolutions: Activism in the internet age, has now been published by New Internationalist.

  • 9 Apr 2013

    In a new Middle East analysis podcast, Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian talks to James Abbott from the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales about the status of what has been commonly described by commentators (and some protagonists) as the 'Arab Spring'.

  • 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.

  • 15 Dec 2012
  • 2 Nov 2012

    Back in September, there were expressions across the world of what was dubbed 'Muslim rage' by the media, following the tawdry trailer for a film entitled 'Innocence of Muslims' ostensibly intended to defame the Muslim prophet Muhammad and insult the ummah of Islam worldwide. But Dr Harry Hagopian paints a much deeper and wider picture of Muslim discontents and provocations experienced throughout the Middle East and North Africa and elsewhere. Challenging simplistic 'clash of civilisations' theses, he says that what we need is not further disengagement between peoples and cultures, but rather further re-engagement.

  • 2 Jun 2012

    Protests have broken out in Egypt over the acquittal of leading officials in the regime of ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak. Amnesty have criticised the verdict.

  • 2 May 2012

    The government have published a report on regimes that abuse human rights just as statistics reveal the same regimes have bought British weapons.