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Julien Barnes-Dacey

Senior Policy Fellow

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.


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The Islamic State, Sectarianism and the Struggle for Iraq (Podcast)

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.

 

Iran in the regional order: a truce or continued confrontation? (Podcast)

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.

Cover: The Islamic State through the regional lens

The Islamic State through the regional lens

by Julien Barnes-Dacey & Ellie Geranmayeh & Daniel Levy - 14th January, 2015

Essay collection on the regional dimensions of the IS crisis.

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Julien Barnes-Dacey on how to deal with ISIS (Podcast)

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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Encouraging regional ownership of the fight against the Islamic State (Commentary)

by Julien Barnes-Dacey & Ellie Geranmayeh & Daniel Levy - 12th January, 2015

The West needs to push regional actors to assume their responsibilities in confronting the threat posed by IS.

Residents inspect a damaged site in what activists say was a U.S. strike in Kfredrian, Idlib province, September 23, 2014. © Abdalghne Karoof/Reuters

The Islamic State and the struggle for control in Syria (Commentary)

by Julien Barnes-Dacey - 02nd October, 2014

Both Assad and his rebel opponents hope to leverage the US fight against the Islamic State to help them win the civil war.

US air strikes in Syria and the fight against the Islamic State (Commentary)

by Julien Barnes-Dacey - 23rd September, 2014

Both Assad and his rebel opponents hope to leverage the US fight against the Islamic State to help them win the civil war. 


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Email: julien.barnes-dacey@ecfr.eu
Tel: +44 (0)20 7227 6860

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