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Iason Athanasiadis

February 28th, 2011, Afghanistan, Arabic, Asia, Asia, Civil Society, English, Europe, Greek, Iran, Istanbul, Journalist/Commentator, Kabul, Law and Human Rights, Media, Migration and Integration, North Africa and Middle East, Persian, Religion, Terrorism, Turkey, Turkish, War and Conflict, Women's Rights

Iason Athanasiadis_

Iason Athanasiadis is a photojournalist, documentary film-maker and international lecturer working on the intersection of the Eastern Mediterranean with the Arab, Persian and Turkic Middle East and Central Asia. He has covered some of the contemporary region’s signature crises, including the 2011 Arab revolts, the 2010 Afghan surge, the Greek economic crisis, the 2009 Iranian pro-democracy movement, the 2006 Lebanese war, the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq and the passing of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in 2000. Iason has lived in Cairo, Damascus, Sanaa and Tehran. He is currently based between Istanbul and Kabul.

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Fadi Hakura

Associate Fellow, Chatham House

October 19th, 2010, Arabic, English, Europe, Europe, French, Law, London, Terrorism, Think tank/Research center, UK, War and Conflict

Fadi Hakura

Fadi Hakura is a Turkey expert and associate fellow at Chatham House, the UK’s leading foreign policy thinktank. He regularly comments for the international media on all aspects of Turkish politics, foreign and security policies, including EU accession issues and Turkey’s regional relations.

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Hugh Pope

Turkey/Cyprus Project Director, International Crisis Group

May 17th, 2010, English, Europe, Europe, Journalist/Commentator, London, Media, Non-Governmental, North Africa and Middle East, Terrorism, Think tank/Research center, UK, War and Conflict

Hugh Pope

Hugh Pope is the Turkey/Cyprus Project Director for International Crisis Group, the conflict-prevention organization. Based in Istanbul, he writes reports on EU-Turkey relations, Cyprus and Turkey’s ties with its neighbours. Until taking up this post in 2007, Pope was a foreign correspondent for 25 years, most recently spending a decade as a Turkey, Middle East and Central Asia Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.

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Peter Shirlow

Senior Lecturer at Queen's University

April 29th, 2010, Academia, Author/Novelist, Belfast, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, Law and Human Rights, Northern Ireland, Religion, Terrorism, UK, War and Conflict

Peter Shirlow

Dr Peter Shirlow is a Senior Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast. He is an expert on political violence in Northern Ireland, who has also studied Iraq, Cyprus, the former Yugoslavia and Palestine/Israel.

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