A number of ECFR Council Members urge European governments to immediately begin a programme of managed repatriation of ISIS foreign fighters in Syria
Syria / Iraq / Lebanon
Europeans can help the Lebanese and Iraqi people achieve their reform goals. Here’s how.
Russia is now in charge of a multi-front war. It will need to manage relations between multiple local actors very carefully.
Erdogan's government views the deal as a testament to its ability to act independently of Washington even in areas where there is a US military presence
The widely dismissed proposal can still serve a valuable purpose if it relaunches a debate on how Europe can act with long-overdue relevance in Syria
The demonstrations in Lebanon are unprecedented in scale. But European governments remain wary.
Turkey’s invasion means Europeans can no longer be bystanders to Syria. They must now take three urgent steps.
Repatriation remains the most effective way for EU member states to assess each case, prosecute jihadists where necessary, and interrogate returnees to learn more about ISIS methods and plans
Popular protests are no new phenomenon in Iraq. But this latest round may transform both the government and the country.
Rebuilding Syria will not be needs driven, rather the regime will aim to subdue the emergence of meaningful civilian opposition