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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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Lebanese people must rise to country’s many challenges




Beirut traffic. (Reuters)
September 09, 2019

Johnson’s ruthless assault on Parliament




UK PM Boris Johnson. (Reuters)
September 02, 2019

Who is ready for no-deal

The new British government of Boris Johnson is charging unapologetically toward a no-deal Brexit. Yes, Johnson proclaims, we want a deal but we do not fear a no-deal, and his government is busily preparing for such an outcome on Oct. 31.

August 05, 2019

Odds stacked against polarizing figure Johnson

For some, a Boris Johnson premiership has been a long-held dream. For others, this will be just the next nightmare to afflict British politics. He is a “Marmite” politician — people either adore or loathe him — but rarely do British voters not have a strong view.

July 23, 2019

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

Competent Hunt, unpredictable Johnson make cases for PM




Boris and Jeremy. (Getty Images)
July 01, 2019