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Julien Barnes-Dacey

Middle East

Force of habit: Why the U.S. risks being sucked into a military showdown with Iran

The U.S. needs to swiftly re-energize diplomacy with Iran rather than be sucked into new tit-for-tat military strikes.

Middle East

Society max: helping Syrians survive Assad and coronavirus

European governments should shift their central focus to proactively protecting and bolstering, rather than further squeezing, those Syrian societal forces that are still standing.