Articles

‘The Civil War in Syria: The Variety of Opposition to the Syrian Regime’ IE Med Yearbook 2013, August 2013

‘Flawed Logic in Decision to Lift Syria Arms Embargo’ Chatham House Expert Comment / Huffington Post UK , 28 May 2013

‘Into the Quagmire: Turkey’s Frustrated Syria Policy’, Chatham House Briefing Paper, December 2012

‘The impact of Syrian refugees on Turkey and Jordan’, The World Today, October 2012

‘Turkey’s Syria Problem’, Juncture / Open Democracy, 28th September 2012

‘Syria’s Torment’ Survival, August-September 2012

‘Freezing out Iran won’t solve the Syria crisis’ (with Julien Barnes-Dacey) for The European Council of Foreign Relations, 16th June 2012

‘Syria: what can the West do?’ LSE Middle East Centre Blog, 24th May 2012

‘Syria’s Bloody Arab Spring’ LSE IDEAS’ After the Arab Spring: Power Shift in the Middle East?, May 2012

Can the Syrian regime crush the uprising? Yes, suggests history‘The Guardian, 6th March 2012

‘Coup d’etat or revolution?’ 10 myths about the Arab Spring, The Majalla, 14th September 2011

‘Syria regime blunders towards self destruction’, CNN, 12th August 2011

‘Obama and Cameron: the Expedient Relationship’ Aspenia Online 31 May 2011

‘Turkey and Syria’, Turkey’s Global Strategy, LSE IDEAS Special Report, May 2011

‘Hesitant They Stand’ al-Majalla 17 January 2011

‘Christianity’s place in the Middle East’ The Guardian 11 November 2010

‘Uphill battle: Ed Miliband’s challenges as Labour leader’ Aspenia Online 4 October 2010

‘Lebanon: Tony Blair’s other Middle East mistake’ The Guardian 9 September 2010

‘Syria and the west: another wasted decade’ The Guardian 25 July 2010

‘BP and the Special Relationship: Cooler but not on Ice’ Aspenia Online 1 July 2010

Turkey and Israel: the end of the Affair?’ Shifting Sands 11 June 2010

‘US hegemony in Middle East is ending’ The Guardian 31 May 2010

‘Britain Hanging in the Balance’ Aspenia Online 9 May 2010

‘Playing the Identity Card’ The Majalla 6 April 2010

‘Miliband’s grand Middle East delusion’ The Guardian 12 March 2010

‘Turkey: Reengagement with the Middle East?’ Shifting Sands 19 February 2010

‘Syria’s Assad: Pariah to Power-Broker,‘ The Guardian 17 February 2010

‘Autocracy-Lite in Jordan’ The Guardian 29 January 2010

‘Tough Love: The Paradox of Syrian-Iraqi InterdependenceThe Majalla 21 December 2009

Explosion Shakes Syrian Security’ The Guardian 3 December 2009

‘Netanyahu’s Syrian Distraction’ The Guardian 24 November 2009

‘Brussels buckles, Damascus deliberates’ The Guardian 25 October 2009

‘Who will come next? The future of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria’ al-majalla 17 October 2009

‘Turkey, Syria’s new best friend’ The Guardian 1 October 2009

‘Syria: a good European neighbour?’ The Guardian 25 August 2009

‘Can Syria end the Arab Cold War?’ The Guardian 14 July 2009

‘The view of Tel Aviv from Damascus,’ al-majalla 11 June 2009

‘Will Netanyahu negotiate with Syria?’, al-majalla 25 May 2009

Cairo is the wrong choice for Obama’, The Guardian 12 May 09

Lebanon beyond sectarianism’, The Guardian 24 April 2009

Doomed youth?’, The Guardian 23 February 2009

Holding their fire’, The Guardian 18 January 2009

Syria at the crossroads’, The Guardian 27 November 2008

Israel’s multilateral option’, The Guardian 29 October 2008

Syria and the myth of stability’, The Guardian 30 September 2008

How Syria came in from the cold’, The Guardian 10 September 2008

Libya’s golden boy is no black sheep’, The Guardian 30 August 2008