Syria / Iraq / Lebanon: Publications

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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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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Cover: How Britain should respond to chemical weapons attacks in Syria

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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Cover: The war next door: Syria and the erosion of stability in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

The war next door: Syria and the erosion of stability in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

by Julien Barnes-Dacey - 04th July, 2016

Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey have so far been resilient to the spillover from Syria’s civil war, but now the region's stability is hanging by a thread.

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Cover: Syrian Diplomacy Renewed: From Vienna to Raqqa

Syrian Diplomacy Renewed: From Vienna to Raqqa

by Julien Barnes-Dacey & Daniel Levy - 27th November, 2015

An “Islamic State first” strategy, that neglects the urgent need to secure political progress and de-escalation in Syria will fail.

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Cover: Turkey, the Kurds and the fight against Islamic State

Turkey, the Kurds and the fight against Islamic State

by Cale Salih - 14th September, 2015

Europe must prioritise diplomatic support for peace between Turkey and the Kurds as a pre-requisite for a successful strategy against Islamic State

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