Now that Donald Trump is President of the United States, we owe it to the people of Iraq to educate his administration and Congress on the needs of 1.5 million children in the country displaced by violence and to advocate for a greater response from the American people.
At EPIC, we are continuing our mission to closely monitor and report on the ongoing crisis, meet with public officials to better inform new policy, and provide as much on-the-ground support as possible to Iraqi families and children fleeing the fighting in and around Mosul.
Here are a few of our recent publications that may interest you:
- two op-eds in The Hill offering lessons learned from President Obama’s Legacy and another highlighting the Top Four Things Trump Needs to Know about Iraq,
- an examination of the past, present, and future of public education in Iraq,
- an interview with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Bilal Wahab on the politics inhibiting progress in Baghdad,
- a discussion of the implications of proxy conflict in Sinjar and the effects it may have on the region’s vulnerable Yazidi population,
- an extensive overview of Iraq’s popular militias and the roles they may play after ISIS,
- an analysis of the near-term reconstruction needs of Iraq published in the International Peace Institute’s Global Observatory, and, of course
- our weekly ISHM reports released each Thursday, which provide a brief digest of the latest security, humanitarian, and political developments in Iraq.
We hope that you will consider making a contribution in support of these and future education and advocacy efforts. Thank you for being a part of the EPIC community and for remaining committed to a more peaceful world.