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MENA bite-sized: Syria, Egypt and Libya updates

2/13/2015
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In this, the first 'Middle East Analysis' podcast of 2015, we've taken a bite-sized approach to Syria, Egypt and Libya. Joined, as always by our excellent studio guest Dr Harry Hagopian - an international lawyer and analyst who's the Bishops' consultant on the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.

Duration:00:42:27

Looking to Israel and Palestine this Advent and Christmas

12/12/2014
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Today's 'Middle East Analysis' podcast, in the middle of Advent, deliberately steers away from the hard news angles of Iraq and Syria and instead looks to the Holy Land where the on-going lack of stability and peace reverberates around the whole region.

Duration:01:02:47

Christians in the Middle East

11/25/2014
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Today's podcast takes a close look at the Christian communities of the region with two knowledgeable guests. The first is the Bishops' consultant on the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, Dr Harry Hagopian. Sitting in front of the second guest mic is a Maronite Catholic from Beirut, Lebanon - the Rev Dr Michel Jalakh. Fr Jalakh is the General Secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches.

Duration:01:06:22

Islam: A Religion, A Culture, A Society

11/14/2014
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In our 'Middle East Analysis' podcasts, we regularly tour the MENA region to offer commentary and analysis on the political, religious and legal landscape. Today, thanks to our special studio guest, we're looking to the Gulf states.

Duration:00:22:06

Palestine and Statehood

10/14/2014
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In the first of October's 'Middle East Analysis' podcasts our regular studio guest, Bishops' consultant on the MENA region, Dr Harry Hagopian, looks at a locally relevant chapter in Palestine's quest for statehood.

Duration:00:32:43

Pressure on the borders of Iraq, Syria and Turkey and an update on Libya

9/30/2014
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Ahead of October's full podcast, here's a mini 'Middle East Analysis' for you. The Bishops' consultant on the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, Dr Harry Hagopian, looks at the on-going fight to contain and repel IS/ISIS and the pressure on the borders of Iraq, Syria and Turkey. We also have an update on moves to bring stability to Libya.

Duration:00:32:17

Jihadism: Plague of the MENA region in the 21st Century?

9/30/2014
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In today's 'Middle East Analysis' the Bishops' consultant on the MENA region Dr Harry Hagopian looks at jihad and the rise of Islamic State, or ISIS, in Iraq and Syria.

Duration:01:14:34

Gaza and Mosul: Two Humanitarian Catastrophes

7/31/2014
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In today's 'Middle East Analysis' we examine the devastating humanitarian disasters currently playing out in Gaza and Mosul.

Duration:01:07:42

Iraq Crisis: Intense fighting and minorities caught in the crossfire

6/26/2014
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In today's 'Middle East Analysis' our regular studio guest Dr Harry Hagopian looks at the crisis in Iraq. Regional round-up with a focus on Libya, Egypt, Israel/Palestine.

Duration:00:48:09

Dr Harry Hagopian looks at some of the key moments of Pope Francis' pilgrim

6/2/2014
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In this 'Middle East Analysis' we look back at the key moments of Pope Francis's pilgrimage to the Holy Land with our regular studio guest Dr Harry Hagopian.

Duration:00:17:33

Middle East Analysis Special: Pope Francis in the Holy Land

5/22/2014
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In this 'Middle East Analysis' special, we look at Pope Francis' pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 24-26 May 2014. As well as our regular studio guest Dr Harry Hagopian, we speak to Archbishop Maroun Lahham, Bishop of Jordan, and the Bishop of Clifton, the Rt Rev Declan Lang.

Duration:00:58:18

Starvation in Syria, Egypt's judicial iron grip, Lebanon and Jordan feel th

5/8/2014
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In May's 'Middle East Analysis' podcast we look at Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Israel-Palestine. Our focus on Lebanon falls on Patriarch Bechara Al-Rai's decision to accompany Pope Francis on his imminent visit to the Holy Land as well as the country's presidential elections.

Duration:00:54:21

Refugee Crisis from Syria's Civil War, Lebanon, Christian Persecution and I

4/7/2014
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In today's 'Middle East Analysis' our regular studio guest Dr Harry Hagopian looks at the refugee crisis generated by Syria's civil war, the economic and humanitarian impact on Lebanon, as well as a statement on Christian persecution in the Holy Land and the future for Israel and Palestine.

Duration:01:12:35

Syria mediation, Egypt's blind spot, Iraq, Israel, Palestine and more

2/14/2014
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In today's podcast Bishops' Consultant on the Middle East North Africa, Dr Harry Hagopian, looks at the second phase of the Geneva II negotiations on Syria as well as updating us on a wide range of issues playing out in countries across the MENA landscape.

Duration:01:04:28

Geneva II, Egypt's Constitutional Referendum and Regional Round-up

1/17/2014
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In today's podcast Bishops' Consultant on the Middle East North Africa, Dr Harry Hagopian, looks at the proposed Geneva II meeting on the on-going crisis in Syria, Egypt's constitutional referendum and much more.

Duration:01:05:05

Democracy and the Middle East North Africa Region

12/18/2013
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In today's podcast Bishops' Consultant on the Middle East North Africa, Dr Harry Hagopian, looks at the possibility of democracy in the MENA region and what shape it might take. Realistic? Reasonable?

Duration:00:49:19

From Arafat and Morsi to Iranian Uranium

11/8/2013
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In today's podcast international lawyer Dr Harry Hagopian looks at the possible poisoning of Yasser Arafat, the deferred trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Iranian uranium, Syria and the regional role of The World Council of Churches.

Duration:01:15:52

Turkey: One foot in Europe, one in the Middle East

10/23/2013
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In today's podcast international lawyer Dr Harry Hagopian, looks at Turkey and its influence in the wider Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.

Duration:00:22:08

Libya: Militias, Politics and the need for Security

10/11/2013
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In today's podcast Bishops' consultant on the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, international lawyer Dr Harry Hagopian, looks at the instability in Libya almost two years after the death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

Duration:00:45:16

Syria: Breaking the 'stalemate - atrocity - stalemate' cycle

9/20/2013
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In the first 'Middle East Analysis' podcast after the summer break, bishops' consultant on the region Dr Harry Hagopian looks to Syria. We analyse the significance of the attack on the Christian village Maaloula and the current state of play after the international response and resolutions on chemical weapons.

Duration:00:41:23