Languages: English, conversational French
Areas of Expertise: Human rights; democracy; justice; North Africa (especially Egypt and Tunisia); war crimes; drones and counterterrorism; US foreign policy
Anthony Dworkin is a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He leads the organisation’s work in the areas of human rights, democracy, and justice.
Among other subjects, Dworkin has conducted research and written on European and US frameworks for counterterrorism, the European Union’s human rights strategy, and the pursuit of justice in the international response to mass atrocities. Since 2011, he has also followed political developments in North Africa after the Arab uprisings, with a particular focus on Egypt and Tunisia. Before joining ECFR in 2008, Dworkin was executive director of the Crimes of War Project, an NGO that worked to raise public and media awareness of the laws governing armed conflict. He co-edited the book Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know (2nd ed., 2007) and wrote extensively for the project’s website about war crimes and contemporary conflict, in addition to conducting training sessions on the laws of war and international justice in several countries.
Dworkin has written and spoken widely on questions related to human rights, democracy, and justice. He is a contributing editor for the British magazine Prospect and has written for several other publications, including the Financial Times, The Guardian, the International Herald Tribune, the Washington Post, El País, the New Statesman, the Times Literary Supplement, Foreign Policy, and World Politics Review. He has been a member of the Terrorism/Counterterrorism Advisory Committee and the London Advocacy Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch. Dworkin has also worked as a producer and reporter for BBC Current Affairs.
Anthony Dworkin - 14 October 2010
Obama’s increased use of drone attacks has left many people on both sides of the Atlantic unsure how to react. A new approach, based on human rights principles, is needed to assess their permissibility.
Anthony Dworkin - 28 May 2010Eight years ago countries across the world backed the launching of a permanent International Criminal Court to bring those who commit mass atrocities to justice. The ICC is up for review, starting on 1 June in Uganda. The biggest question on the table is: should the ICC have jurisdiction over the crime of aggression?
Anthony Dworkin - 17 July 2009La desuni?n transatl?ntica en materia antiterrorista ha causado problemas legales y ha impedido emitir un mensaje que redujera el atractivo de Al Qaeda.
Anthony Dworkin - 27 May 2009Obama is redefining the fight against terrorism. But he has come up against some stiff criticism and urgently needs the EU's help.
Anthony Dworkin - 20 May 2009Now that the fighting in Sri Lanka is over, attention must focus on reconciliation.
by Anthony Dworkin - 25th October, 2019
EU member states have failed to come up with a coherent policy on how to handle the hundreds of their citizens having travelled to join ISIS in Syria.
by Richard Gowan & Anthony Dworkin - 05th September, 2019
Despite the existing crises to the multilateral system, the EU possesses a set of specific strengths needed to actually save the system.
by Anthony Dworkin and Fatim-Zohra El Malki - 15th February, 2018
European states should devote more effort to joint work on radicalisation with Morocco and Tunisia
by Yasser El-Shimy & Anthony Dworkin - 14th June, 2017
The EU should do away with its narrow approach of working with Egypt only on areas of mutual interest.
by Anthony Dworkin - 18th February, 2016
Anthony Dworkin stands in for our usual host, Mark Leonard, to de-brief the Berlin Conference on Libya. Together with the ECFR’s experts Asli Aydıntaşbaş, Tarek Megerisi and Arturo Varvelli, he discusses Europe’s attempt to get back in the game in Libya after the country has been torn apart by many foreign forces and players. They evaluate the conference’s turnout and analyse the final agreements – while also looking at another question: what does this all say about European foreign policy?
This podcast was recorded on 23 January 2020.
Further read on ecfr.eu
- Views from the capitals: The Libya conference in Berlin
- A chance for leadership: German foreign policy after the killing of Qassem Soleimani by René Wildangel
- How Italy was marginalised in Libya by Mattia Giampaolo
- How to repair Europe’s credibility in Libya by Tarek Megerisi
Anthony Dworkin stands in for host Mark Leonard to talk about how China experienced 1989 back then and today. In some ways, it is more comparable to the changes 1968 provoked in the West, claims podcast guest and China expert Jeff Wasserstrom. Looking beyond the dreadful Tiananmen Square Massacre, how did China change after 1989 politically and socially? And can we draw a line from the protests back then to the ones in Hong Kong right now?
This podcast was recorded on 2 December 2019.
How will IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s killing impact ISIS as a terror organisation and the situation in Syria? Host Mark Leonard is joined by Anthony Dworkin and Asli Aydıntaşbaş to analyse the current events and political implications for Syria’s neighbouring countries, the US and the EU. As the European Union has failed to come up with a coherent policy on how to handle their citizens who travelled to join ISIS, they argue it would still be best, to bring them home and to try them there. But how could the EU member states go ahead with the process?
Further read: "Beyond good and evil: Why Europe should bring ISIS foreign fighters home" by Anthony Dworkin
The podcast was recorded on 30 October 2019.
The multilateral system faces three related crises of power, relevance, and legitimacy. This fraying consensus threatens the EU, which is committed to multilateralism. But the situation also represents an opportunity for European influence! Mark Leonard discusses Europe's stake on multilateralism with the ECFR experts Richard Gowan and Anthony Dworkin.
The podcast was recorded on 19 September 2019.
Anthony Dworkin, standing in for regular host Mark Leonard, was joined by Douglas Alexander, senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, former Labour Europe minister, and former Labour shadow Foreign Secretary, and by Heather Grabbe, director of the Open Society European Policy Institute, to discuss Brexit. On this latest episode of the World in 30 Minutes, Anthony and his two guests, who are both ECFR Council Members, discuss the upcoming Tory leadership election and the consequences it will have for Brexit. In addition to asking what likely future Prime Minister Boris Johnson´s plans might be, they look back on what Brexit has been so far and examine the state of the debate.
The podcast was recorded on Tuesday, 25 June 2019 at the side-lines of ECFR’s Annual Council Meeting in Lisbon.
Podcast de notre discussion du 28 mars « Le retour des combattants terroristes étrangers dans l’Union Européenne » en présence de Marc Hecker, chercheur au Centre des études de sécurité de l’IFRI, Sharon Weill, chercheuse à l'École des affaires internationales (PSIA) de Science Po, Anthony Dworkin, chercheur au programme MENA de l’ECFR et Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, directeur du bureau de Paris de l’ECFR.
Mark Leonard speaks with Andrew Lebovich, Anthony Dworkin and Chloe Teevan, about what the demonstrators want, and EU-Algeria relations.
La Martingale Algérienne, Réflexions sur une crise by Abderrahmane Hadj-Nacer
A History of Algeria by James McDougall
The Battlefield: Algeria 1988-2002, Studies in a Broken Polity by Hugh Roberts
Protests and the ailing president: Algeria's political crisis by Andrew Lebovich
Renewing Europe by Emmanuel Macron
Anthony Dworkin steps in for Mark Leonard and speaks with Jose Ignacio Torreblanca, Federica Paddeu, and Sergey Sukhankin, about what risks the recognition of Juan Guaido as interim president of Venezuela by several European countries will bring. The podcast was recorded on 5 February 2019.
Russian mercenaries on the march: next stop Venezuela? by Sergey Sukhankin
Dismantling Democracy in Venezuela: The Chávez Authoritarian Experiment by Allan R. Brewer-Carías
The Mutiny - the name of the third world by Evgeny Messner
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