EPIC
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT FOR PEACE IN THE NEW YEAR
Support
Menu

Education for Peace in Iraq Center

EPIC

Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor

ISHM: January 4 – January 10, 2019

Key Takeaways: Iraqi officials meet U.S. and Qatari counterparts; Iraqi delegations to Israel cause uproar Government formation still incomplete; Parliament fails to pass budget New Human Rights Watch report documents torture of minors in KRG prisons; Unrest in Kirkuk after PUK raises flag of Kurdistan in the disputed city; Government formation in KRG stalls Iraqi officials praise security cooperate with U.S. and the UK; ISIS attack in Tikrit kills 2; al-Hurra journalist killed UK, Spain, U.S. pledge additional support for stabilization and humanitarian aid in Iraq; New report on Syrian refugees in Iraq; Iraqi Army shutters another IDP camp

EPIC Updates

Recent Analysis

Interview with Yazidi Activist Hazim Avdal on Post-Genocide Peace and Justice

 

In 2014, the Iraqi Yazidi community, a small ethno-religious minority residing mostly in the area of Sinjar, a mountainous region in Ninewa, northwestern Iraq, was subjected to a campaign … Read more


Is Iraq Open for Business?

Iraq is seeking to fund post-ISIS reconstruction through private-sector growth and foreign direct investment, but structural challenges and regional geopolitical competition could derail this effort. … Read more


Our Latest Podcasts


#36: Basra’s Water Crisis

Protests have become a seasonal phenomenon in Basra province, southern Iraq. To date, Baghdad’s change of regime has made little difference for Basra’s 4.5 million mostly Shia Muslim residents who are frustrated with government corruption and shortages of electricity, clean water, and employment opportunities.

Basra holds about 60% of Iraq’s proven oil reserves and yet suffers from

Read more

#35: Mosul’s Recovery: A Dream Deferred

For three years, ISIS militants held Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul – a historic meeting place of cultures, religions, and ethnic identities. Sunni-Arabs, Yazidis, Kurds, Assyrians, Turkomen, and others shared the region before ISIS swept across Ninewa, but three years of conflict have left these groups scattered, under-represented, and facing a lifetime of reconstruction.

On this

Read more

#34: Corruption and Reconstruction – Lessons Learned

Aside from the social and political costs that ISIS has wrought on Iraq, intense damage to cities and villages leaves the Iraqi people and their government with the massive task of rebuilding critical infrastructure. The reconstruction process presents an opportunity to bolster Iraq’s existing civil society, empower local populations, and foster new relationships between policymakers and their

Read more

EPIC