Columnist

Chris Doyle

Chris Doyle is director of the London-based Council for Arab-British Understanding (CAABU). He has worked with the council since 1993 after graduating with a first class honors degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Exeter University. He has organized and accompanied numerous British parliamentary delegations to Arab countries.

Twitter: @Doylech

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Humanity cannot fail Gaza yet again

The coronavirus has just found another fertile environment. For weeks, the 2 million Palestinians crammed into Gaza have hoped and prayed that the virus would not breach the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of this Eastern Mediterranean open-air prison. Those days are over.

March 23, 2020

Trump controversy setting up race as key 2020 issue

Racial discrimination has been hardwired into the US from its very foundation. The earliest founding fathers, the Puritans in New England, believed that they were superior to everyone else, including Native Americans.

July 22, 2019

Syria’s humanitarian catastrophe is far from over

Had Dante witnessed the suffering of the people in Eastern Ghouta, he might have rewritten his “Inferno.” Pancaked, besieged, and reduced to rubble — his immortal line is perhaps apt: “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”

April 02, 2018

Time to shine a light on the dark side of the web

Many people, even some governments, think the Cambridge Analytica scandal does not really affect them. They may not have a Facebook account, or, if they do, barely use it.   Some do not care that their data has been shared without their consent.

March 26, 2018