Julien Barnes-Dacey is a senior policy fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme. His research work focuses on Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq and he provides regular commentary for publications including the International Herald Tribune, Financial Times and Foreign Policy.
Julien has worked as a journalist across the Middle East. Based in Syria from 2007 to 2010 he reported for the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor and Financial Times, and worked as a field producer for Channel 4 News (UK) and Al-Jazeera. Previously, he was editor of Niqash, an online Iraqi news service, and worked for the Cairo Times in Egypt from 2003 to 2004.
Immediately prior to joining ECFR Julien headed the MENA practice at Control Risks, a political consultancy advising businesses working across the region. He has also worked for Channel 4 News in London and Washington D.C.
Julien has a BA in history from the London School of Economics, an MA in Middle Eastern studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies and studied Arabic at the Institut français du Proche-Orient in Damascus.
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Lebanon: Containing spillover from Syria, Policy brief, September 2012
Europe and Jordan: Reform before it's too late, Policy brief, April 2012
Syria: Towards a political solution, Policy memo, March 2012