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 industry

      Managerial skills

      The digital path to real citizenship in Lebanon

      Syria trends

      Ask Google

      Daesh is not the point

      Counter-intuiting the Middle East

      Obama's Iraq policy

      That curious feeling of deja-vu

      What the war on terror looks like

      Iraq in the eye

      The Mediterranean crush

      The West’s war on itself

      The hard truths of soft counterterrorism

      The Syria aid regime that needed help

      Touching the ground

      The Syrian Trauma

      Reflecting on five years of agony

      What just happened?

      When time devours its children

      Nature's insurgency

      Water wanted in the land of plenty

      While we stayed home...

      Grand Theft Lebanon