Middle Eastern Political and Security Issues
For the past three years Sam has worked as Project Director of The Next Century Foundation, a foreign policy group focused on second track negations and on dialogue for conflict resolution and war avoidance throughout the Middle East. He has also covered the situation in Syria, Gulf security and the role of Saudi Arabia and Iran in the region. In addition, he has specialised in research on extremism and radicalisation in the Middle East and North Africa.
The Kurdistan Region should be proud of its perception as a guardian of minorities, providing at risk groups with security and shelter. However, more should be done to protect the rights of ethnic and religious minorities in the Kurdistan Region, writes Samuel Morris, MERI Research Fellow.