This week's headlines: Abadi Seeks to Further Consolidate PMUs; General Killed in Clash ▪ Abadi Reopens Airports in Iraqi Kurdistan ▪ President Masum Will Not Ratify Federal Budget ▪ Turkey Toughens Stance on PKK in Northern Iraq ▪ Eleven Thousand Remain Missing from Mosul ▪ OPCW Certifies Iraq Has Met Chemical Weapon Commitments
This week's headlines: Federal Budget Adopted in Parliament Amid Strong Kurdish Objection ▪ Amid Reconstruction, ISF Continue to Target ISIS Militants in Mosul ▪ Iraq’s Tank Fleet In Trouble as Contractors Pull Out ▪ Turkish, Iranian Delegations Visit Baghdad ▪ Iraqi Government, UN Launch Joint Humanitarian Plan
This week's headlines: Integrity Commission Issues Arrest Warrants for Ninewa Governor, Others ▪ According to Foreign Minister, Iraq Considering Purchase of Russian Defense System ▪ Rumors Cause Alarm in Kirkuk; KRI Airports Will Remain Closed ▪ IRC Publishes Report on IDP Returns ▪ Oil Drilling Resumes in KRI; Bidding for Majnoon Discussed at Iraq Petroleum Conference
This week's headlines: Popular Mobilization Units Attacked Near Hawija ▪ Russian Tanks Delivered to Iraq While the U.S. Wants Theirs out of the Hands of Militias ▪ Flooding in Diyala Raise Concerns of Water-Borne Illness ▪ UNOCHA Releases 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan; Kubis Addresses UN Security Council ▪ Fewer Candidates Campaigning Than in 2014
This week's headlines: Much Anticipated Kuwait Reconstruction Conference Falls Short of Goals ▪ Pentagon Presses NATO to Ramp Up Training Missions in Iraq ▪ IED Clearing in Mosul to Take “Over a Decade” ▪ Electoral Commission Extends Party Affiliation Deadline ▪ Turkey, PKK Militants Exchange Fire in Dohuk
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...
As we recently shared, 2018 is starting out to be a year of hope and opportunity for sustained peace in Iraq and the staff at EPIC is working hard each day to enhance understanding of Iraq’s story, monitor the crisis to promote better public policy, and provide relief on the… Read more
This week's headlines: U.S. Begins Drawing Down in Iraq, Encourages Greater Role for NATO ▪ UNAMI Launches Recovery Program, International Community Presses Private Sector Investment Ahead of Kuwait Conference ▪ Electricity Minister Questioned by Parliament ▪ Three Kurdish MPs Suspended Amid Budget Impasse ▪ Security Forces Target “White Flags,” ISIS in Hamrin Mountain Region ▪ France Will “Intervene” if French Citizen ISIS Members are Sentenced to Death
This week's headlines: Demonstrators, KRG Condemn Turkish Action Against Syrian Kurds ▪ Political Alliances Develop Ahead of Election; Dep Sec Sullivan Visits Iraq ▪ Federal Budget Stalls Without Kurdish Support ▪ Coalition Airstrike Blamed for Friendly Fire Fatalities ▪ Sistani’s Representative Attacked in Karbala ▪ Disappointed at Davos, Abadi Looks Ahead to Kuwait Pledging Conference
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
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and empowering youth in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.