Archives: Middle East
On Tuesday 20th November, CMEC were delighted to host a meeting with the Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Mourad Medelci. The meeting was chaired by The Lord Risby, The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Algeria.
Yousef Munayyer, director of the Jerusalem Fund, writes for the New York Times on the failure of the United States in the Palestinian territories.
Avraham Sela and Oren Barak, writing exclusively for CMEC, examine how to break the cycle of violence between Israel and Hamas. Comparing Israel’s current military operation with ‘Cast Lead’, they argue that although Israeli personel have changed, their attitude towards Gaza remains the same. In order to truly reduce outbreaks of violence, “Israel should strive for the establishment of a stable government on the other side of its borders.”
Daniel Levy, writing in the Daily Beast, analyses the Israeli motivation for launching the current bombing campaign in Gaza.
Michael Herzog, a fellow at The Washington Institute, analyses the evolving challenges emerging from the Middle East and what that means for Western and Israeli policy.
CMEC Chairman, Baroness Morris of Bolton, has been appointed Trade Envoy to Jordan, Kuwait and the Palestinian Territories.
Abigail Fielding-Smith, Tobias Buck and Hannah Kuchler report for the Financial Times on the coalition deal which was struck over the weekend by anti-Assad rebel groups.
Aarti Nagraj reports for Gulf Business on Obama’s win is likely to be received in the Middle East.
Mohammed Abbas reports for Reuters on David Cameron’s visit to the Gulf and the potential complications raised by human rights concerns.
CMEC’s President, The Rt Hon Nicholas Soames MP writes in the FT on the continuing value placed by the Conservative Party on Britain’s relationship with Middle Eastern Countries.