US must avoid a war with Iran in eastern Syria (Commentary)
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.
Why the G7 can’t agree a response to Syria (Commentary)
Jeremy Shapiro - 11 April 2017
The group could not make a decision on sanctions against Russia.
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
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.
Syria talks must narrow the goals to widen the goal posts (Commentary)
Ruth Citrin - 03 March 2017
Europe can help set a forward-looking agenda by encouraging a pragmatic approach focussed on smaller, achievable aims.
Recent terror attacks in Berlin, Baghdad and Istanbul demonstrate that defeating ISIS militarily is only half the battle.
by Jihad Yazigi - 06th September, 2016
Decentralisation offers one of the few ways to hold the country together, albeit in a looser form
by Julien Barnes-Dacey - 04th July, 2016
Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey have so far been resilient to the spillover from Syria’s civil war, but now the region's stability is hanging by a thread.