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

Latest published



Why demolition-threatened Khan Al-Ahmar matters

To build a school from tires is more sensible than it sounds at first, given that it is just east of Jerusalem, baking in the summer and freezing in the winter, and the rubber is an excellent insulator.

April 30, 2018

World watches Israel’s killing of Palestinians in the colosseum of Gaza 

Back in 2014, a young Palestinian journalist, Yaser Murtaja, saved the life of a little girl named Bisan by pulling her out of the rubble during Israel’s assault on Gaza. She lost six members of her family, including her parents.

April 09, 2018

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

Britain’s growing struggle against hatred

Muslims in Britain, or anyone who might appear to be Muslim, will be marking April 3 in their diaries with trepidation. Various lowlifes have added a new date to the calendar: “Punish a Muslim Day.” 

March 19, 2018

Salisbury poison attack embarrassing for Britain

In early 2018, the British public was transfixed by a new TV series, “McMafia,” which shone a light on the murky world of the Russian mafia, the sex trade, assassinations and drugs, as well as the gilded lifestyle of Russian oligarchs living in the UK.

March 12, 2018

A royal visit that will make little difference

British royal visits have, over the years, conjured more than their fair share of controversial moments.

March 05, 2018