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
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 Magazine
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.
June 26, 2014 / Foreign Policy
Jenna Krajeski
In the refugee camps of Iraqi Kurdistan, the insurgents are not often what they seem.
Image by James Harkin. Turkey, 2014.
June 26, 2014
James Harkin
How some of northern Syria’s children are being reared into a life of praying and jihad by a new kind of puritanical islamist group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham.
June 24, 2014 / The Nation
Jenna Krajeski
Oil-rich and ethnically divided, Kirkuk is one of Iraq's most fought over cities. With ISIS moving along its border, Kirkuk finds itself yet again at the center of conflict.
June 10, 2014 / Voice of America
Sebastian Meyer
Drawing on their very personal and painful past, a group of Iraqi Kurdish photographers is attempting to give something back as their region becomes a home for those less fortunate.

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