• November 17, 2015

    I love France. I lived my early teenage years in this country and pursued my secondary and tertiary education in its institutions before I was fortunate enough to do my law studies in the UK.

  • November 17, 2015

    The horror of the slaughter in Paris and elswehere can be numbing not just of the senses, but of our sensibility, says regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian. It may not be easy, but now is a good time to remind ourselves of the wider context, corollaries and ramifications of the terror attacks in Paris - not least from a European perspective. 

  • October 31, 2015

    As the violent stalemate continues in Syria, Ekklesia ssociate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian writes an open letter to the Syrian President, pointing to the conditions necessary for moves away from bloodshed and towards a just peace. 

  • September 13, 2015

    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is changing but, such change will take long years and further sacrifices, says regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian, surveying what seems like an endless tragedy at times. However, the length of such wars also depends on the involvement of outside powers – whether regional or global – as well as people on the ground in particular settings.

  • February 4, 2015

    The managing editor of Foreign Affairs magazine recently went to Damascus, where he interviewed President Bashar al-Assad. Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian assesses where the president stands in the tragic and bloody mess that exists in Syria at the moment, where ordinary people are caught between competing barbarisms.

  • January 31, 2015

    In a painful week for many Middle East and North Africa (MENA) non-citizens, we are pleased to share Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian's latest episode of 'MENA Analysis'.

  • January 21, 2015

    The most violent winter storm for two decades swept across conflict-affected areas of the Middle East last week.

  • January 5, 2015

    What happens when nobody has the moral strength for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

  • December 19, 2014

    Our associate Dr Harry Hagopian, an expert commentator and ecumenical consultant on the Middle East and North Africa, has been particularly busy during Advent, recording several broadcasts before a stay in a Monastery.

  • December 19, 2014

    To say that 2014 has been a tumultuous year in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region would be to understate the situation considerably. It has been momentous.