Syria / Iraq / Lebanon: Publications

Policy Brief

Beyond good and evil: Why Europe should bring ISIS foreign fighters home

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.

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Policy Brief

Can Assad win the peace?

by Nour Samaha - 15th May, 2019



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Policy Brief

When the weapons fall silent: Reconciliation in Sinjar after ISIS

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

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Web Special

The Middle East's new battle lines

by Julien Barnes-Dacey & Ellie Geranmayeh & Hugh Lovatt - 17th May, 2018

An ECFR guide to the key disputes threatening to spark a wider Middle Eastern war

Policy Brief

Alone in the desert? How France can lead Europe in the Middle East

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.

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Cover: To end a war: Europe’s role in bringing peace to Syria

To end a war: Europe’s role in bringing peace to Syria

by Julien Barnes-Dacey - 12th September, 2017

National politics need to be front and centre in de-escalation efforts.

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How Britain should respond to chemical weapons attacks in Syria

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

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Cover: After ISIS: How to Win the Peace in Iraq and Libya

After ISIS: How to Win the Peace in Iraq and Libya

by Hayder al-Khoei & Ellie Geranmayeh & Mattia Toaldo - 04th January, 2017

Recent terror attacks in Berlin, Baghdad and Istanbul demonstrate that defeating ISIS militarily is only half the battle.

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Cover: No going back: Why decentralisation is the future for Syria

No going back: Why decentralisation is the future for Syria

by Jihad Yazigi - 06th September, 2016

Decentralisation offers one of the few ways to hold the country together, albeit in a looser form

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