Julien Barnes-Dacey - 30 March 2017
Despite understandable hesitation, European leaders should increase stabilisation support for Syria, and accept that assistance can no longer be tied to an unattainable transition.
Ruth Citrin - 03 March 2017
Europe can help set a forward-looking agenda by encouraging a pragmatic approach focussed on smaller, achievable aims.
Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 15 February 2017
In focusing exclusively on Western crimes, parts of the European Left are letting Putin and Assad off the hook for Syria and Ukraine.
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 27 January 2017
The Astana process may represent a moment of new Russian seriousness.
Anthony Dworkin - 23 December 2016
We may need to lower our expectations and recognise the inherent limitations and trade-offs of seeking to reduce atrocities overseas.
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 15 December 2016
There is no longer any real hope of deposing Assad. Europe must instead work towards an ugly deal that salvages something for the Syrian people.
Franziska Brantner & Norbert Röttgen - 02 December 2016
ECFR Council members call for European states to provide emergency airlift services in Aleppo and implement additional sanctions on Russia for its complicity in war crimes.
Mark Galeotti - 10 October 2016
Russia's brutality in Aleppo reflects Moscow’s perspective on warfighting, its military capabilities, and its sense of threat.
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 25 August 2016
The intervention signals an unexpected convergence of a significant number of actors who have found common cause in working against the Kurds.
Julien Barnes-Dacey & Ellie Geranmayeh - 28 July 2016
Turkey's constrained military and inward focus could soften its 'Assad must go' policy.
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