Babil, Iraq—Exciting news coming out of Babil, Iraq this week! Our Soccer Salam team just completed the delivery of food baskets and other essentials to 60 families now living in Babil, most of whom were originally displaced from Ramadi. another step forward in Soccer Salam’s continued efforts… Read more
On Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met in the Oval Office. Both leaders expressed their commitment to a robust relationship between the two countries, emphasizing priorities for continued cooperation. Several of these priorities reflect the progress that Haider al-Abadi has made in improving governance… Read more
By now you have seen the news. Iraq is in crisis.
The advance of the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) across western and northern Iraq has forced over 1.4 million people to flee their homes this year. Families fleeing or trapped by ISIS are facing extreme… Read more
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began on June 28th, 2014. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim calendar, and of utmost importance to the Muslim “ummah,” or community. Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, and it is mandated that all healthy Muslims must fast everyday… Read more
What should you know about the Iraq crisis? What are the main viewpoints that the Western media uses when discussing Iraq? Our latest Iraq Updates review the Iraqi security situation and how the international community has responded.
The two interviews below are with Joel Wing of Musings on Iraq.… Read more
Today the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS), an al-Qaeda splinter group led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, seized control of Tikrit, marking the militant group’s continued territorial advancement from Aleppo, Syria through Iraq’s al-Anbar province and into northern and eastern Iraq.
Yesterday, ISIS seized control of Mosul,… Read more
With only two months passing into the new year, there have been many remarkable developments at EPIC. For all of us on EPIC’s team, it has been a very exciting time and we would like to share a few of these developments with you.
First, we are pleased to welcome… Read more
On Wednesday, February 5th, the House Committee on Foreign Relations held a hearing, moderated by Chairman Ed Royce, to discuss Al Qaeda’s resurgence in Iraq with Brett McGurk, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq and Iran.
Many of the hearing’s statements and questions centered around ISIL, Islamic State in Iraq… Read more
One of the most underreported stories by the news media is the displacement of 13,000 inhabitants of Fallujah and Ramadi amidst fighting between Iraqi Security Forces and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), who now control much of the Anbar province. This is the first time… Read more
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.