June 20, 2009
A vehicle-born improvised explosive device (VBIED) exploded outside a mosque in Taza Khurmatu, more commonly known as “Taza.” The attack, blamed on Al-Qaeda in Iraq, killed 75 people (including 35 children) and injured 254 others.
June 23, 2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)… Read more
Al-Mutanabbi Street, named for the 10th century Iraqi poet, is the intellectual center of Baghdad. It is a place where thinkers and philosophers have gathered for centuries to exchange ideas and knowledge, and where works by Sunnis, Shiites, Kurds, Christians, Jews, and the many other diverse communities of the region… Read more
David Lange is an undergraduate student at the George Washington University pursuing a B.A. in International Affairs with a minor in Spanish. Prior to his internship at EPIC, he developed a strong interest in the Middle East-North Africa region when he interned at the International Council for Caring Communities in… Read more
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a new report documenting the staggering impact that the ongoing conflict in Iraq is having on civilians. According to the report, between January 2014 and October 2015, war-related… Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
In his annual Proclamation ahead of Veterans Day, President Barack Obama declared: “On Veterans Day, we reflect on the immeasurable burdens borne by so few in the name of so many, and we rededicate ourselves to supporting those who have worn America’s uniform and the families who… Read more
“Conflict is natural. The issue is how well we manage conflict and attempt to not allow it progress to violence.” – President of USIP, Nancy Lindborg
In a globalized world, it is nearly impossible to be completely insulated. There are faster planes, faster trains, and faster bandwidth. However, what has… Read more
“I have long said that Americans are the most generous people in the world. But we do have the shortest attention spans. And when it comes to global crises today, I fear that too many in the United States believe that we can insulate ourselves from the world’s problems and… Read more
For Immediate Release
July 24, 2015 – Washington, DC – After raising over $30,000 for humanitarian aid and soccer balls, the Soccer Salam coalition issued an appeal today for $20,000 in humanitarian support for Iraqis fleeing from ISIS-related violence.
The appeal follows the coalition’s successful airlift of 5 tons of… Read more
The current situation in Iraq is bleak. According to UNOCHA, 7.8 million people need access to essential health services. 4.1 million need access to water sanitation and hygiene, and 4.4 million require food assistance. 45% of these people are children. Many are unaware of the full extent of this… Read more
by Cathy Otten with introduction by Ahmed Ali
On March 20th, Erbil-based reporter Cathy Otten and I visited Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Anbar to document their living conditions and situation. Starting in January 2014, Iraqi families from the Fallujah area in eastern Anbar were part of the first… 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.