Tag Archive for Middle East

CAABU – have you heard of it?

Lord Hylton

CAABU is the Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding.  Never has it been more needed than NOW.  In the Arab Spring, or Uprising, we have seen three Arab dictators overthrown, and major reforms in two Arab monarchies, while in Syria and Iraq the future is uncertain.  CAABU is urgently needed to interpret the Arab world to…

Middle East Rule of Law

Lord Soley

Following my discussion with the High representative of Palestine in the UK and the Emirates Ambassador the post graduate school of law is now well on its way to completion and hopefully will take students from Palestine later this year. I think they are being a little optimistic about starting this year but enthusiasm counts…

Ozymandias, King of Kings

Baroness Deech

The last Pharaoh has gone and his legacy will soon be as covered in sand as his predecessor’s.  A debate about the Middle East took up the whole of Friday in the Lords but their Lordships are no more certain of the future than anyone else.  Given the lack of any democratic infrastructure and viable opposition…

Egypt

Lord Soley

Fantastic! I know it might go wrong as many revolutions have  but my guess is that it won’t. I think we are seeing a real ray of hope in the Middle East.  I have nothing but admiration for the perseverance, courage and skill of the demonstrators who have achieved so much. I wish I was…