ISHM: JUNE 29 – July 12, 2018

This week's headlines: Parliamentary Elections Ballot Recount Continues to Fuel Controversy ▪ Water Shortage Curtails Oil Refinement, Prompts Crop Limitations ▪ Demonstrator Killed in Basra amid Ongoing Protests ▪ Turkish Military Continues to Hit PKK Targets in Northern Iraq ▪ ISIS Insurgent Activity Continues to Challenge Security Forces ▪ Hemorrhagic Fever Sparks Health Scare ▪ Construction Begins at New US Consulate in Erbil

ISHM: JUNE 22 – 28, 2018

This week's headlines: Abadi, Sadr Negotiate Alliance as Government Formation Process Continues ▪ Baghdad Calls for PKK Disarmament; Turkish Airstrikes Continue ▪ ISIS Continues to Harass Security Forces in Diyala, Kirkuk, Anbar ▪ Protesters Demand Reliable Electricity ▪ Water Shortage Threatens Iraqi Agriculture ▪ Iraq Oil Ministry Agrees to OPEC Oil Production Increases ▪ Pence Confirms “US Commitment to Middle East” in Call with Abadi

ISHM: JUNE 15 – 21, 2018

This week's headlines: Negotiations Continue to Form an “Inclusive National” Government ▪ Angelina Jolie Visits Western Mosul, Highlighting Ongoing Reconstruction Challenge ▪ Diyala Security Deteriorates; Counter-ISIS Operations Continue ▪ Clashes Erupt Between Iraqi Security Forces and Popular Mobilization Units ▪ Turkish Military Strikes PKK Positions in Northern Iraq ▪ Water, Electricity Shortages Prompt Protests

ISHM: June 1 – 14, 2018

This week's headlines: Judicial Council Appointed to Oversee Recount of Ballots, Sidelining IHEC ▪ Warehouse Fire Destroys Untold Number of Ballots Slated for Recount ▪ Sadr, Amiri Declare Alliance, Pushing the Blocs Closer to a Majority ▪ Turkish Dam Exacerbates Iraq’s Water Crisis ▪ Sporadic ISIS Attacks Continue Despite Improved Security ▪ Turkey Continues to Target PKK in Northern Iraq

Welcome to Our Summer 2018 Interns!

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