Articles on IS

Egypt's counterterrorism strategy: The missing element (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 01 December 2017

Egypt’s government is not currently a constructive partner for the West in fighting violent extremism

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.

Turkish-Kurdish race to seize ISIS territory (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 12 April 2016

Turkey has entered open war with ISIS and is attempting to stifle Kurdish gains in norther Syria

Cameron's case for Syria strikes falls short (Commentary)

Daniel Levy - 30 November 2015

In the absence of an adequate political and diplomatic strategy, bombing in Syria may do more harm than good

Migrations: let’s not fall into ISIS’ trap (Commentary)

Mattia Toaldo - 18 November 2015

Closing our borders to keep the others away is precisely what ISIS wants.

Real solidarity with France (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 18 November 2015

France's call for European support in response to Paris attacks is an opportunity for the EU to renew cohesion over military cooperation

A war of character (Commentary)

Volker Stanzel - 18 November 2015

In Europe's war of character against terrorism, level-headed circumspection will serve better than a rush to retaliate and demonise

Forging a European resolve (Commentary)

ECFR Paris Staff; François Godement, Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, Mathieu Duchâtel, Abigaël Vasselier, Laurent Glattli, Héloïse Priou, Tara Varma - 17 November 2015

In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris, Hollande has redoubled attempts to break ISIS, but how should the EU as a whole respond while maintaining its core values?

ECFR Syria expert gives evidence to parliament (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 11 September 2015

Julien Barnes-Dacey explores to what extent the regional powers are responsible for the state of the conflict in Syria today.

Ankara’s risky offensive (Commentary)

Cale Salih - 27 July 2015

Abandoning the Kurdish peace process may prove a high price to pay for Turkish support against Islamic State.