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Camille Lons

ECFR Alumni · Programme Coordinator, Middle East and North Africa


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Camille Lons was a Programme Coordinator with ECFR's Middle East and North Africa Programme until September 2019. Her topics of interest include the politics of the Gulf region and security cooperation.

Lons previously conducted field research on the spill over effects of the Syrian conflict for local NGOs in Jordan and Lebanon . She divides her time between the ECFR London and Paris offices.

Onshore balancing: The threat to Oman’s neutrality

Oman's decision to grant the US Navy access to strategically important ports reflects intensifying global rivalry between the US and China. Europe can work to keep Oman a neutral mediator.

Oman: between Iran and a hard place

Oman has historically been careful to balance its relations with Saudi Arabia and Iran, allowing it to play a useful role mediating regional disputes. However, as the region’s anti-Iran rhetoric is ramping up and the Sultanate is having to deal with its own domestic issues, neutrality is becoming harder to maintain.

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