FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Peter Harling

Peter founded Synaps to distill almost 20 years experience working in and on the Arab world. During this itinerary, which led him from Iraq to Lebanon, then Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and back to Lebanon, he combined academia with long-form journalism, consultancies, and a ten-year tenure with the International Crisis Group. A French citizen born in England, he studied biology before switching to political science and sociology, and lived happily ever after.

      Life and death of the knowledge...

      Managerial skills


      The digital path to real...


      Daesh is not the point

      Counter-intuiting the Middle East


      Obama's Iraq policy

      That curious feeling of deja-vu


      Syria trends

      Ask Google


      What the war on terror looks like

      Iraq in the eye


      The Syrian aid regime that needed...

      Touching the ground


      The Mediterranean crush


      What just happened?

      When time devours its children


      The West’s war on itself

      The hard truths of soft counterterrorism


      The Syrian Trauma

      Reflecting on five years of agony


      Nature's insurgency

      Water wanted in the land of plenty


      While we stayed home...


      Grand Theft Lebanon