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.
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.
by Julien Barnes-Dacey & Susi Dennison & Anthony Dworkin & Francisco de Borja Lasheras & Ellie Geranmayeh & François Godement & Andrew Hammond & Daniel Levy & Kadri Liik & Angela Stanzel & Rachel Tausendfreund & Mattia Toaldo & Andrew Wilson - 29th January, 2015
22nd January, 2015
Nickolay Mladenov, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, and ECFR's Julien Barnes-Dacey assess the critical dynamics in Iraq and the current conditions on the ground, including prospects for the political process and the impact of military efforts.
15th January, 2015
Karim Sadjadpour, Senior Associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Julien Barnes-Dacey, ECFR Senior Policy Fellow, discuss the thinking among policy makers in Tehran and the West to assess the prospects for a more functional relationship, particularly on de-escalating regional turmoil.
14th January, 2015
Julien Barnes-Dacey, ECFR senior policy fellow and expert on the Middle East, talks about the publication "The Islamic State through the Regional Lens" and gives his opinion on whether military intervention is a good idea.
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The Guardian - 11th March, 2015
Information - 21st January, 2015
Newsweek - 20th January, 2015
Lahore Times - 13th December, 2014
L’Express - 10th December, 2014
Bloomberg - 06th November, 2014