Julien Barnes-Dacey is a senior policy fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme for ECFR.
Julien has worked as a journalist across the Middle East. Based in Syria from 2007-2010, he reported for the Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Financial Times and worked as a field producer for Channel 4 News (UK) and Al-Jazeera. Previously, he was editor of Niqash, an online Iraqi news service, and worked for the Cairo Times in Egypt from 2003-2004.
Immediately prior to joining ECFR, Julien headed the MENA practice at Control Risks, a political consultancy advising businesses working across the region. He has also worked for Channel 4 News in London and Washington DC.
Julien has a BA in History from the London School of Economics, an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and studied Arabic at the Institut français du Proche-Orient in Damascus.
Areas of expertise: Middle East, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq
Languages: English, Arabic, French
Phone: +44 (0)20 7227 6860
+44 (0)75 8463 8614
"The regional struggle for Syria", policy report (co-author), 29 July 2013
"Syria: the Imperative of de-escalation", policy brief (co-author), 24 May 2013
"Lebanon: containing spillover from Syria", policy brief, 10 September 2012
"Europe and Jordan: reform before it's too late", policy brief, 10 April 2012
"Syria: towards a political solution", policy memo, 13 March 2012
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