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James Denselow


James is a writer and researcher on Middle East politics and security issues. His work has been in published in Chatham House, among other think tanks, as well as The Guardian, The Huffington Post and the New Statesman. Twitter: @jamesdenselow

Comment: Islamic State may be on the back foot militarily, but it is no stranger to adaptation, and in the future could become a different creature entirely, writes James Denselow

18 November, 2016

Comment: While international attention is directed away from Syria and towards the battle for Mosul in Iraq, James Denselow weighs up the likely scenarios for Aleppo's beleaguered residents.

09 November, 2016

Comment: Without a clear national vision for Iraq, the Mosul operation and its aftermath could further divide an already fractured country, writes James Denselow.

25 October, 2016

Comment: Although the Lebanese government may be reluctant to provide formal, sustainable support to increasing numbers of Syrian refugees, this is exactly what needs to happen, writes James Denselow

26 September, 2016

Comment: The 'nothing can be done' attitude to the conflict in Syria means those in power face no accountability for its continued escalation, writes James Denselow

12 September, 2016

Comment: The continued political paralysis in the country must be tackled before far more challenging and dangerous problems emerge, writes James Denselow.

29 August, 2016

Comment: James Denselow asks how the US's "fly but no-bomb zone" in northern Syria might affect dynamics on the ground between US and Kurdish forces, the Assad regime and Turkey.

26 August, 2016

Comment: The life and death of the British teenager who joined the Islamic State group is testimony to the challenge faced by security agencies, writes James Denselow

17 August, 2016

Comment: Trump preaches "unpredictability" in US foreign policy, and has often praised Putin's leadership. But what might a Trump presidency mean for Syrians? asks James Denselow

11 August, 2016

Comment: Shockingly little effort is made to accurately track civilian casualties, leaving Syria's people all too absent from the central narrative of the war, writes James Denselow.

26 July, 2016