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Education for Peace in Iraq Center


Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor

ISHM: November 10 – 16, 2017

This week's headlines: ISIS Territory “Down to the Last One Percent” as Security Forces Move Toward Rawa ▪ Kurdistan Parliament Affirms Federal Court Ruling on Independence; KDP MPs Return to Baghdad ▪ Earthquake Hits Along Iran-Iraq Border ▪ Kirkuk KRG Office Relocates to Erbil; Ousted Governor’s Case Dismissed ▪ Iraqi Foreign Minister Visits Qatar

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

#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 … Read more

#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 … Read more

#30: Remembering Mutanabbi Street 10 Years Later

Mutanabbi Street is a celebrated part of Baghdad named for the 10th century Iraqi poet. It is filled with bookstores and cafes where people have gathered for centuries to exchange knowledge and ideas, and has been dubbed the heart and soul of Baghdad’s literary community.

But 10 years ago, on March 5, 2007, 26 people were … Read more