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Alexander Langlois

Alexander Langlois

Alexander Langlois

Alexander Langlois is a foreign policy analyst focused on the Middle East and North Africa. He holds an MA in International Affairs from American University’s School of International Service

Analysis: Israeli accusations against UNRWA are part of a long-running interest in disbanding the UN agency and nullifying the issue of Palestinian refugees.

05 February, 2024

In-depth: The failure of the UN to implement a ceasefire in Gaza reflects how power politics and military might continue to undermine the principles of a rules-based order.

01 November, 2023

Analysis: Regional normalisation has given the Syrian regime and its allies more leverage in dictating cross-border aid conditions which further bolster Assad's control.

25 July, 2023

In-depth: Lebanon is drawing up controversial plans to deport thousands of Syrian refugees each month.

22 September, 2022

Analysis: While US sanctions relief in northern Syria could improve humanitarian conditions, it could also harden the de facto state of partition in the country.

19 May, 2022

Analysis: Domestic and regional considerations for Ankara could lead to a shift in relations, but there are sensitive geopolitical and security factors in play.

21 April, 2022

Analysis: The UAE has been at the forefront of normalising relations with Assad, highlighting how Abu Dhabi's foreign policy is increasingly aligned with Russia and China at the expense of US interests.

21 March, 2022

Analysis: Bahrain's decision to renormalise diplomatic relations with the Assad regime could offer an important insight into the state of Gulf politics - specifically that of Saudi and Emirati influence and competition.

12 January, 2022

Analysis: Turkey remains stuck in the middle of Syria's conflict with no clear exit strategy, two powerful nations with more influence, and growing resentment at home.

23 November, 2021