Idlib chaos: The latest test for Turkish-Russian ties (Commentary)
Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 12 February 2020
Turkey and Syria are now at war – but the ultimate arbiter of what happens next is likely to be Vladimir Putin.
How a dispute over European ISIS members split a ruling coalition (Commentary)
Anthony Dworkin - 24 January 2020
Despite the many risks of inaction, European governments are reluctant to repatriate ISIS supporters due to fear of the political consequences.
EU support for Lebanon: If not now, when? (Commentary)
René Wildangel - 29 November 2019
The Lebanese desire for change is not going to go away. The EU should place itself at the heart of smoothing this transition.
Open letter: Call for a managed return of ISIS foreign fighters (Commentary)
- 26 November 2019
A number of ECFR Council Members urge European governments to immediately begin a programme of managed repatriation of ISIS foreign fighters in Syria.
4 ways Europeans should respond to the Lebanon and Iraq protests (Commentary)
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 08 November 2019
Europeans can help the Lebanese and Iraqi people achieve their reform goals. Here’s how.
Managed chaos: Russia’s deal with Turkey on northern Syria (Commentary)
Gustav Gressel - 03 November 2019
Russia is now in charge of a multi-front war. It will need to manage relations between multiple local actors very carefully.
Leverage, for now: Turkey’s deal with Russia on northern Syria (Commentary)
Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 30 October 2019
Erdogan's government views the deal as a testament to its ability to act independently of Washington even in areas where there is a US military presence.
Clumsy but useful? The German defence minister’s initiative for northern Syria (Commentary)
René Wildangel - 29 October 2019
The widely dismissed proposal can still serve a valuable purpose if it relaunches a debate on how Europe can act with long-overdue relevance in Syria.
by Jasmine M. El-Gamal - 13th March, 2019
by Rania Abouzeid - 30th October, 2018
Hundreds of thousands of displaced persons in Sinjar are attempting to rebuild their lives after the brutal reign of ISIS
by Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 10th April, 2018
France sees the MENA region as a state for foreign policy and great power politics and an opportunity to shape global politics and punch above its weight.