by Jasmine M. El-Gamal - 13th March, 2019
When Iran goes to Iraq: The significance of Rouhani’s trip (Commentary)
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani's first official trip to Iraq signals the beginning of a new chapter in Iran-Iraq relations, one that rising tensions between Tehran and Washington could complicate.
The price of disengagement: Syria and the Brussels III conference (Commentary)
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 12 March 2019
At the Brussels III fundraising conference, the question of how to help civilians without legitimizing the ascendant Assad regime looms large.
In legal limbo: EU returnees in the post-ISIS era (Commentary)
Anthony Dworkin - 26 February 2019
European governments are avoiding international obligations to take their own citizens back. And the Trump administration has noticed.
The economic war on Syria: Why Europe risks losing (Commentary)
Nour Samaha - 11 February 2019
Sanctions can never be ‘smart’; new EU and US measures on Syria are only likely to strengthen the regime, not weaken it
Warsaw ‘Iran’ summit: What lies beneath (Commentary)
ECFR experts share their insight into the manouevres around next month’s US-Poland summit. What does it mean for the JPCOA, and what steps should European countries take in response?
Russia’s hired guns in Africa (Commentary)
Sergey Sukhankin - 12 November 2018
The involvement of Russian private military companies in Africa is rapidly growing, and with it, their political and economic influence
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.
by Julien Barnes-Dacey - 12th September, 2017
National politics need to be front and centre in de-escalation efforts.
by Crispin Blunt MP & Johnny Mercer MP - 04th July, 2017
UK parliament must examine merits of military action in case of further chemical weapons attacks in Syria