Category - middle east

  • 14 Sep 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.

  • 15 Jul 2015

    The UN has welcomed the agreement reached between international negotiators and the Government of Iran as paving the to way a viable solution of the country's nuclear programme.

  • 4 Feb 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.

  • 31 Jan 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'.

  • 21 Jan 2015

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

  • 19 Jan 2015

    On Monday 19 January 2015, Jeremy Corbyn MP is hosting a meeting in the House of Commons to look at the new war stirrings in the light of recent global events.

  • 5 Jan 2015

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

  • 27 Dec 2014

    This year Prince Charles visited the Armenian Orthodox, Chaldean Catholic, Coptic Orthodox and Syrian Orthodox Churches during the course of 2014. In the case of the Syriac Church, he visited them twice in one short year. Ekklesia associate and Middle East analyst Dr Harry Hagopian assesses the significance of these acts of concern and solidarity.

  • 19 Dec 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.

  • 19 Dec 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.