Category Archives: Issues in Focus

Joint Subcommittee Hearings: Attacks Against Religious Minorities in Syria and Iraq

Tom Malinowski, Anne Richard, and Thomas Staal On September 10, 2014, US House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a joint subcommittee hearing to address atrocities committed by ISIS against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria. Christians were often the main focus, however, testimonies shed light on the plight of other… Read more

How Elissa met Dalal

With recent events in Iraq, it is easy to forget the positives that have been going on there. Thus, today I would like to focus on a story about a life taken and a life returned. When the world’s attention focuses on stories of political violence and conflict — like… Read more