Middle East and North Africa

Welcome to ECFR's new project, The Islamic State through the Regional Lens.
This series examines the reaction of key Middle Eastern actors, as well as looking at European policy options, the dynamics driving IS itself, and the impact within Syria and Iraq respectively. Each of the 14 pieces presents and dissects the perspective of one of the different actors, mapping out the threats and interests driving developments.
Click on the map below to read one of 14 essays exploring the regional dimensions of the IS crisis
Download the collection of essays from our dedicated publication page