Articles on Syria

Russia's Syria withdrawal: a game changer? (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 18 March 2016

Having improved the regime's position on the ground, Russia now looks set to move forward its own political track

Aleppo under siege (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 08 February 2016

Keeping the political track alive is the only way to break cycle of death and devastation in Syria as regime closes on rebel stronghold

Cameron's case for Syria strikes falls short (Commentary)

Daniel Levy - 30 November 2015

In the absence of an adequate political and diplomatic strategy, bombing in Syria may do more harm than good

What can we expect from Russia in Syria? (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 27 November 2015

Russia's entry into the Syria conflict was a curveball for the West – but what does it want?

Russia's Syrian intervention (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 05 October 2015

Snap analysis on the nature of Russia's involvement from an ECFR Syria expert.

ECFR Syria expert gives evidence to parliament (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 11 September 2015

Julien Barnes-Dacey explores to what extent the regional powers are responsible for the state of the conflict in Syria today.

Ankara’s risky offensive (Commentary)

Cale Salih - 27 July 2015

Abandoning the Kurdish peace process may prove a high price to pay for Turkish support against Islamic State.

Will air strikes in Syria work? (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 02 July 2015

The idea that the UK can make a meaningful difference by expanding air strikes is far-fetched

Kurds demand unity amid battle against Islamic State (Commentary)

Cale Salih - 15 January 2015

In the face of a common enemy in IS, public demand for Kurdish unity across borders is growing.

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

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

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