Articles on Julien Barnes-Dacey

Trump and Syria: the entanglement begins? (Commentary)

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

Time to play the money card in Syria (Commentary)

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.

Six problems with Trump’s anti-ISIS strategy (Commentary)

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.

Russia’s Syria Quandary (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 27 January 2017

The Astana process may represent a moment of new Russian seriousness.

The first Trump test: European policy and the Siege of Aleppo (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 15 December 2016

There is no longer any real hope of deposing Assad. Europe must instead work towards an ugly deal that salvages something for the Syrian people.  

Turkey joins the fray: What the Turkish invasion means for the Syrian civil war (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 25 August 2016

The intervention signals an unexpected convergence of a significant number of actors who have found common cause in working against the Kurds.

Turkey’s failed coup could be good news for international action on Syria (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey & Ellie Geranmayeh - 28 July 2016

Turkey's constrained military and inward focus could soften its 'Assad must go' policy. 

Saving Syria's ceasefire (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 15 April 2016

Despite its limitations, the current US-Russian brokered ceasefire offers the best chance of moving the Syria conflict towards a poltiical resolution

Russia's Syria withdrawal: a game changer? (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 18 March 2016

Having improved the regime's position on the ground, Russia now looks set to move forward its own political track