'Military manoeuvre capability … takes us generations to create and we may need it sooner than we think,' the head of the army General Sir Peter Wall told a meeting earlier this month hosted by Chatham House.
'The Sultan has taken a number of steps to respond to some of the grievances articulated by protesters, and the current corruption crackdown would seem to be part of this,' said Jane Kinninmont.
It is the spread of information rather than microbes that poses the biggest bioterrorism threat today, concluded a panel of experts at Chatham House.
'The president has very little credibility on this issue, since he approved the law which allowed this ban to happen; it seems he and the prime minister are playing a good cop/bad cop routine,' said Fadi Hakura.
General Sir Peter Wall, the head of the British army, told Chatham House last week: "We have only got to look to the tension in the Ukraine to see a situation that was not foreseen and is confounding our previous assumptions about stability across Europe."
While the international community’s attention has been grabbed by Ukraine, it should not overlook the latest events in Syria as Bashar al-Assad’s presidential ‘election campaign’ begins. The July poll is likely to increase, rather than heal, the divide between Syrians of all types, writes Abdullah Ali.
Legislation which will end in reducing the Arab representation in the Israeli elected body is irresponsible and dangerous, writes Yossi Mekelberg.