Three views on Turkey's Syria intervention (Commentary)
What Turkey's intervention means for Syria, the Kurds, and Ankara.
UK too complacent on Turkish Syria intervention (Commentary)
Guney Yildiz - 23 January 2018
Mr Johnson’s support for the Turkish intervention is remarkable for its short-sightedness.
Russia’s military victory masks diplomatic impotence in Syria (Commentary)
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 15 December 2017
Damascus has continually rebuffed Russian efforts to pivot to a political track, highlighting Moscow’s apparent inability to rein in its client.
The problem with a “shoot-to-kill” policy on foreign fighters (Commentary)
Anthony Dworkin - 13 December 2017
The policy is certainly morally questionable, but is it also unlawful?
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
Destabilising Lebanon will only strengthen Hezbollah (Commentary)
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 07 November 2017
Europeans should work to blunt the impact of Saudi Arabia’s strategy and prevent dangerous confrontation.
Kurdish referendum fallout threatens Western interests in the Middle East (Commentary)
Guney Yildiz - 01 November 2017
If Europe fails to up its diplomatic engagement with the Kurds it will lose influence to Tehran and Ankara.
by Julien Barnes-Dacey - 12th September, 2017
National politics need to be front and centre in de-escalation efforts.
by Crispin Blunt MP & Johnny Mercer MP - 04th July, 2017
UK parliament must examine merits of military action in case of further chemical weapons attacks in Syria
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