IDC Syria Law 10 Report

Syria’s Law 10: Executive Summary Summary: Law 10 was passed by the Syrian government on April 2 of 2018. The Syrian government paints the law as an urban planning measure. … Continue reading

Turkey: A Destabilizing U.S. Ally

Turkey: A Destabilizing U.S. Ally As NATO member and supposed U.S. ally Turkey takes an increasingly undemocratic turn domestically, its foreign policy in the Middle East has been increasingly destabilizing. … Continue reading

Iran and Saudi Arabia

These “Islamic superpowers,” bitterly divided over Iran’s Shia and Saudi Arabia’s Sunni identities, are each theocratic states that severely repress their minority Christian communities. To offer one example, in December … Continue reading

Migrant Workers in the Arabian Gulf

In the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)- Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates- migrant workers compose the majority of the population and … Continue reading


Yazidis are an ancient ethno-religious group who live mostly in Northern Iraq, with smaller communities found in Syria and Turkey and a growing diaspora in the West. Yazidis currently number … Continue reading