Julien Barnes-Dacey

Aleppo under siege

Keeping the political track alive is the only way to break cycle of death and devastation in Syria as regime closes on rebel stronghold

Russia’s Syrian intervention

Snap analysis on the nature of Russia's involvement from an ECFR Syria expert

Will air strikes in Syria work?

The idea that the UK can make a meaningful difference by expanding air strikes is far-fetched

France’s deepening relations with the Gulf

France has growing strategic relevance in the Gulf region, but its new proximity is dependent on increasingly unconditional support for Gulf regional policies