Key Takeaways: ISF Makes Progress in Eastern Mosul, Plans for Crossing the Tigris – Iraqi Security Forces made slow but steady progress in the ongoing operation to clear Mosul of ISIS militants. Assisted by Iraq’s elite Counterterrorism Force (CTS), security forces cleared several important municipal areas in the city’s southeast,… Read more
Three times per year, EPIC welcomes a new cohort of interns – young professionals seeking to add practical experience to their academic backgrounds in humanitarian affairs, international relations, security studies, political science, public relations, and beyond. We are grateful for their contributions to our research, action, and advocacy, and for… Read more
A series of ISIS bombings in Baghdad left approximately 113 civilians dead on January 2, hours after French President Francois Hollande arrived in the capital to meet with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The deadliest attack occurred at a busy market in Sadr City – an impoverished and predominantly Shia neighborhood of Baghdad that has witnessed deadly bombings and insurgency – killing an estimated 24 to 35 people and wounding 67.
Stabilizing post-ISIS Iraq will require economic reform in addition to any political settlement. Worryingly, the political “rules of the game” could prevent such a process from succeeding.… Read more
Now is a time of ongoing crisis and concern for families in Mosul and throughout Iraq. Millions of innocent civilians have been forced to flee violence and persecution at the hands of ISIS. At a time when displacement is at an all-time high, consistent U.S. leadership in responding to humanitarian… Read more