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: For too long, discussions about the future of Syria have focused on visions of Syria itself rather than the visions of Syrians, writes James Denselow.
Comment: Despite recent violence reminding us that the Syrian conflict is by no means over, debate is raging around how the country will be rebuilt, writes James Denselow.
Comment: As Turkey carves out an area in northern Syria under Operation Euphrates Shield, James Denselow asks what kind of vision Ankara has for the space it is slowly securing.
Comment: Lebanese plans to build a wall around the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp should refocus international attention on the plight of Palestinians in Lebanon, writes James Denselow.
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
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.
Comment: Without a clear national vision for Iraq, the Mosul operation and its aftermath could further divide an already fractured country, writes James Denselow.
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
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
Comment: The continued political paralysis in the country must be tackled before far more challenging and dangerous problems emerge, writes James Denselow.
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.
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
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