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  • Defence & Security10 Aug 2022

    CMEC's Big Summer Listen: Lt. General Sir Simon Mayall 'A Solider in the Sand'

    Lt General (Ret.d) Sir Simon Mayall KBE CB reflects on his childhood in Yemen and a remarkable military career that was interwoven with the last tumultuous half century of the Middle East and North Africa. In this podcast interview by CMEC Director Charlotte Leslie, Sir Simon talks about his time as a Soldier in the Sand, the title of his book, which is very much a personal history but one that explains the history of the Middle East in an eloquent and accessible way.

  • Defence & Security29 Nov 2021

    CMEC at the 17th Manama Dialogue in Bahrain 2021

    Charlotte Leslie speaks to Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP, Baria Alamuddin, H.E Roddy Drummond and Mina Al-Orabi about the Middle East’s most pressing security challenge.

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