Experts & Staff

Camille Lons

ECFR Alumni · Programme Coordinator, Middle East and North Africa

Languages

French, English, Spanish, Arabic

Biography

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.

China’s great game in the Middle East

Europeans should monitor China’s influence on regional stability and political dynamics, especially in relation to surveillance technology and arms sales

L’equilibrismo del sultano

Attore discreto al centro delle mutevoli dinamiche del Golfo, oggi il Sultanato è a un bivio e la sua neutralità acrobatica è messa sotto pressione

Publications

China’s great game in the Middle East

Europeans should monitor China’s influence on regional stability and political dynamics, especially in relation to surveillance technology and arms sales

Articles

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.

Podcasts

In the media

Camille Lons participated in RFI's Debat du Jour regarding USA/Iran relations and the possible escalation in the Persian Gulf. 

Camille Lons participated in Arte's 28 Minutes TV show regarding Iran-US relations.

Camille Lons participated in a debate of RFI regarding the Khashoggi affair.

Camille Lons is quoted by Le Matin regarding Yemen peace talks held in Stockholm. 

Camille Lons participated in the debate of France 24 regarding Yemen negociations.