Events

Wed, Jun 10, 2020

Four-month countdown to the expiration of the UN arms embargo on Iran

ONLINE EVENT - How will the world react? Whether the UN arms embargo on Iran expires or is extended will have major implications for the United States’ partners, competitors, and the region.

9:00am ONLINE EVENT

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Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Is China winning the coronavirus response narrative in the EU?

With European countries still in the midst of the crisis or anxiously waiting to be hit, it is too soon to tell which narrative will win out in Europe—that of a generous China, whose systems managed to combat the virus, or that of an authoritarian regime, whose initial efforts to cover up the extent of the crisis cost the world valuable preparation time.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

China Coronavirus

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Idlib presents Europe with another migration test

"The case should be made for a partial reengagement of Europe towards Turkey," Ambassador Michel Duclos says. "A coalition of willing should help Turkey—especially in the field of counterterrorism—to assure an effective implementation of the Moscow agreement as the only way to avoid the above scenario of a reconquest of the region by Assad."

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Conflict European Union

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Tensions mount in Syria after strike on Turkish troops

Atlantic Council experts respond to the airstrikes against Turkish soldiers in Idlib, as Russia and the Assad regime continue their collision course with Turkey in Syria.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Conflict Syria

Amb. Michel Duclos is a nonresident senior fellow with the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East focused on Syria and the Levant.

Amb. Duclos began his diplomatic career at the Policy Planning Staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France, where he served as Deputy Director from 1984 to 1987. He then became Counselor at the French Embassy in Moscow and subsequently in Bonn during the time of perestroika and the unification of Germany. He directed the MFA’s disarmament section from 1994 to 1998 when France resumed nuclear testing, and was involved in negotiating the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

In Brussels from 1998 to 2002, he served as Ambassador of France to the WEU. He was Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in New York from 2002 to 2006, during the conflict over Iraq and the reform summit of the 2005 United Nations. He served as Ambassador of France to Syria from 2006 to 2009 at a key moment during bilateral Franco-Syrian relations. He subsequently served as Diplomatic Counselor in the Cabinet of the Ministry of the Interior from 2009 to 2012 and as Ambassador of France to Switzerland from 2012 to 2014.

Michel Duclos has written extensively on international issues, and has always followed closely the work of think tanks and parallel diplomacy structures. In February 2016 he assumed the leadership of the International Diplomatic Academy as Director General, where he focuses on governance issues, economic diplomacy and mediation as a means toward conflict resolution. He also serves as a Senior Advisor for Institut Montaigne, a French think tank focused on improving economic competitiveness and social cohesion.