The time bombs in the Middle East


*Moosa Sroor (journalist)

** Paul Ingram

(Nuclear Disarmament Expert)

6.30pm (GMT), Tuesday 20th February 2024  

Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, W1H 4LP    

The race between peace and war in the Middle East is intensifying. The Israeli war on Gaza has caused enormous distress among people inside the territory and outside it. Despite the disparity in the balance of power between the Palestinians and the Israelis, the war has not been conclusive. On the contrary it has led to more polarization in the region, dashing the hopes of those in the West who had anticipated a wider move towards wider political settlements. Regional powers; Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Iran have different agendas, but the Israeli challenge has always led to a degree of consensus among the regional powers especially since the Gaza episode erupted four months ago.

The prospects of peace and war are still in the balance, but the political skirmishes continues unabated.

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Moosa Sroor is the Correspondent and Head of the London Office of Al Mayadeen TV. In 2007 he graduated from the Lebanese University in Beirut with a degree in Law. He pursued his postgraduate studies in UK and in 2007 received MSc in Law also. In 2022 he completed another MSc in International Relations from Brunel University. He has worked on Southern Lebanon affairs. He also worked as a journalist with ANN in London. He also worked as a freelance journalist with Al Jazeera and produced a documentary about Naji Al Ali, the famous cartoonist assassinated in London in 1987

Paul Ingram Paul Ingram is an expert on the global nuclear disarmament debate and global security. He has specialised on Iran’s nuclear programme and nuclear proliferation politics in the Middle East. For many years he led the British American Security Information Council (BASIC), and is now at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Director of the civil society Middle East Treaty Organisation (METO), working to strengthen the belief in establishing a zone across the region free of WMD and particularly nuclear weapons.

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