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Gerald Butt

Middle East Analyst, former BBC Middle East Correspondent

Gerald Butt, a former BBC Middle East Correspondent, is an analyst and writer on the Middle East. He is a regional adviser to Oxford Analytica and Petroleum Policy Intelligence and provides risk analysis for a number of firms with Mid East interests. Butt was born and brought up in the Middle East and is an Arabic speaker. He has reported on the area for four decades. He is the author of seven books on the region and is a frequent contributor of analysis articles to BBC News Online and reviews to the Times Literary Supplement. He is also the Middle East Correspondent of the Church Times.

Contributions

Opinion

The Roots of a Sectarian Middle East

The rise of sectarianism in the Middle East is partly a consequence of the failure of nationalist politics. Turning the clock back requires strong national institutions and better education, writes Gerald Butt.

Gerald Butt

25 Jun 2015

Opinion

The Vicious Cycle of Sectarianism in the Middle East

Sectarian rhetoric is increasingly permeating the conflicts currently engulfing the Middle East, a symptom of the absence of an inclusive political identity in the region, argues Gerald Butt.

Gerald Butt

22 Apr 2015

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