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Education for Peace in Iraq Center

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Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor

ISHM: December 1 – 7, 2017

This week's headlines: Iraq Voices Opposition to Trump’s Plan to Move U.S. Embassy in Israel ▪ 3,000 ISIS Militants Still Operating in Iraq and Syria ▪ France’s Macron Meets with Barzani, Calls for an End to PMUs ▪ 2018 Budget Law Remains Under Debate ▪ Move to Privatize Electricity Distribution Met with Protests

Recent Analysis

Interview with Fanar Haddad: After Sectarianism

Iraqi political and sect-based identities have fundamentally transformed as a result of the violence in 2014-2017. … Read more


Interview with Renad Mansour: Iraq’s Permanent Mobilization

The most powerful groups within the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) existed long before ISIS seized Mosul in June 2014, and will continue to build influence in the future now that … Read more


Our Latest Podcasts


#33: What is next for Iraqi Kurdistan?

On September 25, the Kurdistan Regional Government held a referendum asking voters “Do you want the Kurdistan Region and the Kurdistani areas outside the region’s administration to become an independent state?” Two days later, the Electoral Commission announced that 92.75 percent of more than 3.3 million votes cast were in favor of independence. Since that time, Iraqi

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#32: Yazidi Women and Conflict in Northern Iraq

As they swept across northern Iraq in summer 2014, ISIS militants targeted members of the Yazidi faith in Sinjar – launching a genocidal attack on the ancient religious minority that galvanized a global response. Nearly two years after the town of Sinjar’s liberation in November 2015, the future for Iraq’s Yazidi community remains perilous. As regional actors

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#31: Reconstructing Iraq After ISIS

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As Iraqi forces near victory against ISIS militants in Mosul, policymakers in Baghdad now face the daunting task of restoring infrastructure and essential services in cities and territory damaged by three years of brutal occupation and war. The costs of such work in Mosul alone could

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