Tag Archives: Peace

It’s Not Just Elections, It’s a Crossroads for a Nation’s Future

Iraqi officials prepare for the upcoming elections. Photo from IHEC. If all goes as planned, Iraqis will head to the polls on 30 April 2014 for the first national parliamentary elections since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. forces. Iraq’s incumbent Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is seeking a third consecutive term,… Read more

Eleven Years Later: Sharing My Story for the First Time

Reminiscing about my youth in Iraq On the evening of March 19, 2003, my family and I were gathered in our home in southern Baghdad watching a government spokesman on television announce that another war was approaching. Just after 9:30pm Baghdad time, we heard the first missiles fly over our… Read more