Julien Barnes-Dacey
Senior policy fellow for ECFR’s Middle East and North Africa Programme.

Julien has worked as a journalist across the Middle East. Based in Syria from 2007 to 2010, he reported for the Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Financial Times and worked as a field producer for Channel 4 News (UK) and Al-Jazeera. Previously, he was editor of Niqash, an online Iraqi news service, and worked for the Cairo Times in Egypt from 2003 to 2004. 

Immediately prior to joining ECFR, Julien headed the MENA practice at Control Risks, a political consultancy advising businesses working across the region. He has also worked for Channel 4 News in London and Washington, D.C.

Julien has a BA in History from the London School of Economics and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He also studied Arabic at the Institut français du Proche-Orient in Damascus.