Chris Doyle is the director of CAABU (Council for Arab-British Understanding). He is a regular opinion writer and commentator on the Middle East and has organised and accompanied numerous British Parliamentary delegations to the region.
Book Club: Israel's theft of Palestine's water supply has suffocated Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza. A fiercely contested and vital resource, water supply is a major battleground that oscillates between technology and land rights.
Book Club: Former UN representative in Libya Ian Martin's latest book offers an honest assessment of NATO's US-backed intervention in Libya and, as the country continues to struggle for stability, whether things should have been done differently.
Book Club: In an engaging contribution to the literature on Jerusalem's famed Old City, Matthew Teller's latest offering presents Jerusalem as a once dynamic city that has since been fractured by efforts to homogenise it along ethno-religious lines.
Book Club: Di Giovanni's personal and multi-faceted portrait of Christians in the Middle East is a welcome departure from texts that seek to demonise other religions in the region, or use Christians as a politico-religious pawn in foreign policy.
Despite COVID-19's universally adverse impact, Arab refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have, once again, bore the brunt of regional isolationism. In his piece, Chris Doyle elaborates on this apathy, and why it's a ticking time bomb.