James Denselow

James Denselow

Middle East

Who will pay for the reconstruction of Raqqa?

Those who destroyed Raqqa seem unwilling to pay for its reconstruction.

Who will pay for the reconstruction of Raqqa?

Syria's Civil War

Syria's green buses: Symbol of a seismic shift

Less dramatic than the barrel bombs and less celebrated than the White Helmets but Syria’s green buses are still iconic.

Syria's green buses: Symbol of a seismic shift

Politics

Mosul and Aleppo: A tale of two cities

They may only be 600km apart but the types of warfare both cities are experiencing are markedly different.

Mosul and Aleppo: A tale of two cities

War & Conflict

Syria: Dabiq and ISIL's end of times

The loss of the city is a blow to ISIL but bigger challenges are looming.

Syria: Dabiq and ISIL's end of times

Politics

Syria: Do people really care?

The enormity of the crisis in Syria is almost indigestible to those who do not see it directly.

Syria: Do people really care?

War & Conflict

Syria: Finding opportunity in a post-ceasefire crisis

The failure of the latest ceasefire in Syria must inspire more concerted and imaginative attempts at finding success.

Syria: Finding opportunity in a post-ceasefire crisis

War & Conflict

Inside Bashar al-Assad's mind

Syria is a conflict with no breaks and Assad himself is insulated in its cockpit.

Inside Bashar al-Assad's mind

Politics

The rise and rise of the border wall

There is a gap between rhetoric and reality when it comes to this geopolitical tool of choice.

The rise and rise of the border wall

Politics

Syria's Civil War: One conflict, multiple battles

The last 10 days have been a reminder of the breadth and complexity of the active conflicts going on in the country.

Syria's Civil War: One conflict, multiple battles

Syria's Civil War

Syria's civil war is a post-factual conflict

Never before in the history of conflicts we had so much information as to what is happening, yet know so little.

Syria's civil war is a post-factual conflict

War & Conflict

Syria's deadly spillover

The wildfires of Syria's war will continue to spread across the region if more imaginative measures aren't taken.

Syria's deadly spillover

War & Conflict

The Syrian cage

Modern humanitarianism is struggling to keep pace with rapid developments in the tactics of modern conflict.

The Syrian cage