Lord Hylton

British Policy on Illegal Drugs

Lord Hylton

On 7 February I had an Oral Question in the House of Lords on departmental responsibility for drugs policy, and rehabilitation of drug users. This can be found at cols 1594 – 1596 of Hansard. While the Government response was on the lines of no change, they are keen to reduce the harm caused by…

My letter to The Times re Syria (not published)

Lord Hylton

Why is it that your articles usually reflect the views of the armed opposition groups, filtered through your correspondents in Cairo and other places outside Syria? Do you not know that the Assad government now controls the greater part of Syria and has the support of a major part of the population, probably including many…

The Gulen movement in Turkey

Lord Hylton

The Gülen Movement in Turkey: The Politics of Islam and Modernity by Caroline Tee.  Published IB Tauris 2016 (272 pages) I commend the review of this book of page 24 of The Tablet for 7th January 2017.  Laurent Mignon, the reviewer, recalls the Gülen Movement’s Sufi background and the influence of the Kurdish Sunni theologian…

The Future of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Lord Hylton

What was probably the first attempt at a National Dialogue took place in Sarajevo from October 28 – 30 2016.   It was national in the sense that some 40 participants were people already active in civil society and voluntary organizations.  There was a good male/female balance, with representation of youth groups and older people, some…