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
I am humbled and honored to connect with EPIC today as the newest, and possibly youngest, member of EPIC’s Board of Directors.
In my view, EPIC’s work has never been more important to breaking the cycle of violence in Iraq, which is why I’m eager to reconnect with supporters like… Read more
In places like Mosul and Sinjar, communities have embarked on the long road to recovery. Young people are using their bare hands to clear debris. Health clinics and shops have reopened and schools are preparing for the next school year.
While such physical signs of rebuilding can be seen… Read more
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
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
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
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
This week's headlines: IHEC Announces Official Election Results ▪ Candidates, Parties File Challenges to Election Outcomes ▪ Negotiations Continue as Elected Coalitions Seek to Form New Government ▪ Washington Post: New Clues Suggest Baghdadi Still Alive
This week's headlines: Abadi, Party Leaders Congratulate Sadr on Election Victory ▪ Fraud Accusations Roil Kirkuk ▪ Party Headquarters Attacked in Sulaimania on Election Day ▪ Polling Stations See Some Irregularities ▪ Despite US Embassy Caution, Polling Stations Remained Safe on Election Day ▪ Second Attack in Two Weeks Hits Tarmiyah ▪ Iraq Condemns US Embassy Move in Israel
The Education for Peace in Iraq Center is an independent 501(c)3 organization committed to lasting peace
and empowering youth in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.