Julien Barnes-Dacey - 13 February 2018
As Syria’s civil war heads towards an end game, wider international fault lines are sharpening. Only Russia has the power to stop escalation but it is yet to choose its course.
Guney Yildiz & Asli Aydıntaşbaş & Julien Barnes-Dacey - 25 January 2018
What Turkey's intervention means for Syria, the Kurds, and Ankara.
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 15 December 2017
Damascus has continually rebuffed Russian efforts to pivot to a political track, highlighting Moscow’s apparent inability to rein in its client.
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 07 November 2017
Europeans should work to blunt the impact of Saudi Arabia’s strategy and prevent dangerous confrontation.
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 17 June 2017
Some in Washington hope the US can cut off Iran’s regional influence in eastern Syria, but that’s a recipe for endless war.
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 14 June 2017
The situation in Qatar is exacerbating intra-Sunni fractures just as tensions with Iran heat up
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 24 May 2017
Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia marked a shift in US positioning that is likely to feed rather than temper conflict conditions in the region.
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 07 April 2017
Much of the Syrian opposition and its regional backers will view US strikes as the thin end of the wedge
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 30 March 2017
Despite understandable hesitation, European leaders should increase stabilisation support for Syria, and accept that assistance can no longer be tied to an unattainable transition.
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 28 March 2017
The emerging picture is of an administration single-mindedly focused on inflicting military defeats, at the expense of the more complicated political dimensions needed to underpin sustainable solutions.
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