Languages: English, Arabic, French
Areas of Expertise: Middle East, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq
Julien Barnes-Dacey is a senior policy fellow for ECFR’s Middle East & North Africa programme.
Julien has worked as a journalist across the Middle East. Based in Syria from 2007 to 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 to 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, D.C.
Julien has a BA in History from the London School of Economics and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He also studied Arabic at the Institut français du Proche-Orient in Damascus.
by Julien Barnes-Dacey - 30th June, 2015
France has growing strategic relevance in the Gulf region, but its new proximity is dependent on increasingly unconditional support for Gulf regional policies.
by Julien Barnes-Dacey - 10th June, 2015
The Levantine order is in a state of implosion and a new geography of power is emerging.
28th May, 2015
ECFR's director Mark Leonard speaks to ECFR Middle East experts and policy fellows Ellie Geranmayeh and Julien Barnes-Dacey about the geopolitics of ISIS and the role of the West.
The Fall of the Ottomans Empire by Eugen Rugen
The Rise of the Islamic State by Patrick Cockburn
The other Saudis by Toby Matthewson
30th March, 2015
ECFR Senior Policy Fellow, Julien Barnes-Dacey, and Visiting Fellow, Adam Baron, discuss the recent developments in Yemen and take a look at where the situation is headed.
Analysis: For outside powers, the Yemen crisis is part of a balancing act with the nuclear deal at its heart
24th March, 2015
Syrian researcher Hassan Hassan and ECFR's Senior Policy Fellow Julien Barnes-Dacy discuss the challenges and threats posed by ISIS.
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Reuters - 02nd July, 2015
Le Journal du Dimanche - 28th June, 2015
JDD - 28th June, 2015
EL PAÍS - 28th June, 2015
Voice of America - 02nd June, 2015
International Business Times - 19th May, 2015