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The Islamic State effect: Lebanon’s new security symbiosis

By Nicholas Noe - 28 Aug 14

Why Lebanon has a unique trajectory in its response to the threat of IS.


Has Germany sidelined Poland in Ukraine crisis negotiations?

By Piotr Buras - 27 Aug 14

Polish-German co-operation on Ostpolitik has been shaken by Germany's role in negotiations with Russia on Ukraine.



The EU needs a commissioner for the Mediterranean

By Emma Bonino - 21 Aug 14

The EU must adopt a new policy and new structures to deal with the worrying events across its southern border.


Iran is not making a U-turn in Iraq

By Ellie Geranmayeh - 20 Aug 14

Switching support from Maliki to Abadi does not represent a real policy change for Iran.


Israel's spinning moral compass

By Daniel Levy - 19 Aug 14

Apparent wall-to-wall consensus in favour of the Gaza offensive among the Israeli public masks a deep internal moral malaise.


Demilitarising Gaza is not a solution, it’s a trap

By Daniel Levy - 15 Aug 14

Demilitarising Gaza is being touted as part of a solution to the recent fighting. However, it's a potentially dangerous red herring 


Europe desperately seeking answers on Iraq

By Julien Barnes-Dacey - 14 Aug 14

While the crisis in Iraq deepens, Europe has been slow to react - reluctant to be drawn into another quagmire in the region. 


To fix Iraq, don’t lose sight of Syria

By Julien Barnes-Dacey - 13 Aug 14

A fundamental ingredient is still missing in shaping a coherent – though challenging - strategy for targeting IS in Iraq.


From Syraqistan to Gaza – Europe must not hide behind the blame game

By François Godement - 13 Aug 14

Europe's inaction on the Islamic State could have tragic consequences, for the Middle East and for Europe itself. 


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In the Press
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Francisco de Borja Lasheras on the Balkans conference in Berlin.

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