If European-Russian cooperation is to move forward in Syria both sides need to settle for an outcome that delivers less than what they currently seek
Syria / Iraq / Lebanon
The goal of establishing an international tribunal to prosecute ISIS fighters is gaining momentum in European capitals, however, whether this aspiration can be translated into a credible policy remains to be seen
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani's first official trip to Iraq signals the beginning of a new chapter in Iran-Iraq relations, one that rising tensions between Tehran and Washington could complicate.
At the Brussels III fundraising conference, the question of how to help civilians without legitimizing the ascendant Assad regime looms large.
European governments are avoiding international obligations to take their own citizens back. And the Trump administration has noticed.
Sanctions can never be ‘smart’; new EU and US measures on Syria are only likely to strengthen the regime, not weaken it
European states pushing to re-engage must not offer Assad cost-free re-legitimisation
ECFR experts share their insight into the manouevres around next month’s US-Poland summit. What does it mean for the JPCOA, and what steps should European countries take in response?
The involvement of Russian private military companies in Africa is rapidly growing, and with it, their political and economic influence
Rebels may hold out longer than expected, but there seems little doubt the Assad regime will eventually prevail in the imminent assault on Idlib