Here are some of the links we’ve found interesting the past three weeks:
- The New Yorker documents the turmoil of two Iraqis who formerly assisted the US throughout the Iraq war.
- An IRIN article from several weeks ago documenting the troubles of Iraq’s minorities.
- A new Human Rights Watch report citing the civilian toll of Iraq’s government airstrikes.
- A good reminder from MERIP that the displacement crisis has been ongoing since 2003.
- A Niqash article discussing the expansion of provincial powers and the beneficial move towards federalism.
- The New York Times produces another excellent article as they take a look into life in Raqqa under ISIS.
- ACAPS frequently offers excellent briefs on the humanitarian situation in Iraq. Here’s one from August 7th.
- While limited US airstrikes in Iraq is a big security development, one that has been lost in the past week is budding security relationship between the Kurds and the Iraqi government. Check out this article by Tim Arango.
- A great NYT editorial from August 7th on Obama and the recent airstrikes.
- Hayes Brown writes an excellent article on the plight of the Yazidis.
- Stuster and Noble argue that ISIS’ harsh interpretation of Sharia law may lead to their downfall.