September 30, 2014 / The New York Times
Jenna Krajeski, Sebastian Meyer
When the Islamic State threatened Kirkuk's borders, Kurdish peshmerga rushed in to protect it. But some of the city's residents see the presence of Kurdish forces as an occupying force.
September 30, 2014 / Harper's
Jenna Krajeski, Sebastian Meyer
When the Islamic State pushed Iraqi Christians from their homes, many fled to Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan. There, some sought refuge in the concrete frame of a future shopping mall.
September 17, 2014 / Voice of America
Sebastian Meyer
Thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled their homes ahead of the Islamic State onslaught. Despite U.S. airstrikes, the prospect of these refugees returning is very low.
September 17, 2014 / Untold Stories
James Harkin
The Islamic State (ISIS) is recruiting increasing numbers of displaced Syrian youth. In many ways, it operates as a darkly militant variant of youth culture rebellion.
September 9, 2014 / The Washington Post
Sebastian Meyer
Kurdish peshmerga fighters, Iraqi government soldiers and Shiite militiamen take two towns from ISIL militants.
September 8, 2014
Tom Hundley, Jenna Krajeski, Sebastian Meyer
While Iraqi Kurdistan has autonomy, security, and oil, it is still consumed by the traumatic effects of decades of sectarian fighting.
September 7, 2014 / WNYC Radio
Sebastian Meyer
Much of what we’ve seen of the Islamic State comes filtered through its own well-oiled media machine. NPR talks with Sebastian Meyer about the images the Islamic State wants the public to see.
September 5, 2014 / The Washington Post
Sebastian Meyer
Displaced Yazidis who had escaped to Mount Sinjar finally find refuge in their holy sanctuary of Lalish.
September 2, 2014 / Voice of America
Sebastian Meyer
In Iraq, hundreds of Shi'ite Turkmen have fled the town of Amerli seeking refuge in Kirkuk. Despite recent military gains after U.S. airstrikes, the situation remains dire for Amerli’s residents.
September 2, 2014 / NPR
Jenna Krajeski, Sebastian Meyer
The U.S. military's attention to PTSD is well-documented but Kurdish fighters living with the same disorder haven't received nearly as much care. Arun Rath talks to journalist Jenna Krajeski.
August 19, 2014 / Harper's
Jenna Krajeski
In Iraq's Kurdistan a small mental health clinic deals with the consequences of multiple traumas over many years.
August 13, 2014 / The New Republic
Jenna Krajeski
When Sunni militants with the Islamic State pushed into northern Iraq, Kurdish peshmerga were tasked with fighting them. But the peshmerga have not always represented a unified Kurdistan.
June 26, 2014 / The Guardian
James Harkin
Parents anxiously await news of their teenaged sons who were kidnapped from bus by Islamic militants in Syria.

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