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.
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 27 January 2017
The Astana process may represent a moment of new Russian seriousness.
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.
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.
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