Lebanon is a paradox! Earlier this month, I spent a week in Beirut re-acquainting myself with the local colours, tastes and cultures of this vibrantly eclectic city! And by tastes and colours I do not merely mean the souks, foods and galleries, or for that matter its politics and religions. I also mean the opinions of ordinary people.
As we rapidly approach the end of another challenging year, my mind strays once more to the Middle East North Africa (MENA
Some of my readers are old enough to recall that 5 June 1967 was the start of the Six-Day War between Israel and its erstwhile
While the obstacles seem high right now the payoff is as well, and it's good to remember that never did technological disruption come without its challenges.
Last week, I was invited to deliver a talk in Germany at the annual Synod of the European Diocese of the Church of England. The organisers offered me ninety generous minutes to cover the whole MENA and Gulf regions.
A few days ago, I listened to a radio interview with a man from Iran who had immigrated to the UK some three decades ago
Five long years of protests, violence, suffering, bloodletting, proxy wars, fresh hopes marooned on jagged deceptions, untold misery, the barbarity of pseudo-religious claims, and the cheap venom of human beings pitted against each other.
The notion of 'First World Problems' is one that many are familiar with, a rare occasion when those in the First World poke
I still remember those young days when my maternal grandfather Ohan Tabourian used to start his early mornings by carrying
Welcome to 2016 amidst much tension and consternation! As someone who has worked in the MENA region as a lawyer, an ecumenist and also a second-track political negotiator for well over two decades, let me project a few pithy thoughts onto the fresh year.