PDC Executive Director Sasha Ghosh-Siminoff joins Jake Hanrahan on Popular Front Podcast

Possible Strategies and Outcomes in a Potential Invasion of the NW Syria Opposition Pocket by the Assad Regime and its Allies

Lead Author: Sasha Ghosh-Siminoff Co Authors: Bassam Barabandi and Nidal Betare With a potential invasion of the Syrian Opposition’s last major stronghold in NW Syria, it is a good time to review the Assad Regime and Iran’s potential options for a ground game, should Russia and Turkey...

The Yazidis: Suffering in Silence

Yazidism is a religion that dates back to pre-Islamic times and is the pre-Islamic, native religion of the Kurds. It includes elements of ancient Persian religions, Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, and early Christianity. The origin of Yazidism can be traced back to northern Iraq, where many...

Coming Full Circle: A Look into the 2018 Daraa Offensive

Following the launch of the Syrian Arab Republic Government’s (SARG) military operation, code named “Operation Basalt,” in mid June, violent outbreaks and military attacks have continued to take lives and force civilians from their homes in search of refuge. Talks of an offensive in eastern...