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Education for Peace in Iraq Center

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Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor

ISHM: May 12 – 18, 2017

This week's headlines: Residents in Western Mosul Lack Essential Services Amid Reports of Forced Returns; Humanitarian Organizations Prepare for Summer Heat ▪ Advance into Western Mosul Continues; US Ambassador Comments on Hawija and Tal Afar Liberation ▪ Support for IDPs in Anbar; Civilians Executed by ISIS as Security Operations Continue ▪ Security Forces Uncover Mass Grave in Diyala ▪ Kurdish Policymakers Plan to Unify Peshmerga

Recent Analysis

Interview with Barham Salih: Risk and Reform in Iraqi Kurdistan

Policymakers in Iraqi Kurdistan must restore their people’s faith in the government, or jeopardize the region’s future.Read more


How to Reconstruct After ISIS

Liberation without a complementary plan for sustained recovery will leave unmet needs among fragile populations, fostering conditions for renewed instability.Read more


Our Latest Podcasts


#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 … Read more

#29: How are Refugees Resettled in the US?

On January 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that suspends refugee admissions to the United States for 120 days, bars all Syrian refugees indefinitely, and dramatically reduces the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States in 2017, among other immigration restrictions. The order, titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry … Read more

#28: Displacements Beyond Mosul

Today, more than 10 million Iraqis – half of them children – are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. More than 3.3 million Iraqis have been displaced from their homes since 2014. As Iraqi Security Forces and their allies work to liberate Mosul of ISIS militants (a process that may last for months), hundreds of … Read more

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