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August 06, 2017

Data in a Crisis

Amy Maxmen, Neil Brandvold

In the chaos of crisis and human displacement, aid organizations struggle to track, analyze and respond to information fast enough to provide help. Tech and data science is providing a solution.

October 05, 2016

Iraq: The Battle for Mosul

Jane Ferguson

At a critical time in Iraq’s history, Jane Ferguson examines the military forces involved in the battle for Mosul, the role of Iran-based militias and the status of Fallujah post-ISIS.

January 11, 2016

The Move on Mosul

Luke Mogelson, Moises Saman

This year, a force comprised of Iraqi soldiers, Iranian-backed militias, Kurdish peshmerga, and Sunni police will attempt to retake Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, from the Islamic State, or ISIS.

September 01, 2015

Hurricane Katrina and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

Paul A. Kramer

What difference did it make that Hurricane Katrina struck during major US military deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq? This piece explores hidden intersections between these defining events.

May 29, 2015

The Yazidis: After the Trauma

Emily Feldman

ISIS fighters executed and enslaved thousands of ethnic Yazidis in northern Iraq in the summer of 2014 in what the UN calls a likely genocide. A year later, a look at the community trying to heal.

June 26, 2014

Syria: Children of ISIS

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.

May 02, 2014

From "the Other Iraq" to Kurdistan

Jenna Krajeski, Sebastian Meyer

Today Iraq is consumed by sectarian fighting, but in the north the legacy of the US-led war is progress. Iraqi Kurdistan has autonomy, security, and oil. But what is Kurdistan beyond "the other Iraq"?

June 21, 2012

Opportunity and Oppression in a Divided Kurdistan

Jenna Krajeski

Iraq's Kurds are in business while Turkey and its own Kurdish population are at war. Will success in Iraqi Kurdistan ease tension in Turkey, or will it break an ethnic bond?

October 12, 2011

Iraq: End of an Occupation

David Enders

It has been more than eight years since the U.S. invaded Iraq and now the mission is coming to a close. What does the future hold for the people of Iraq?

September 11, 2011

In Iraq, Looking at What’s Been Left Behind

Yochi Dreazen

American forces are withdrawing from Iraq, bringing a painful chapter in the history of both countries to a close while raising new questions about the shape of post-U.S. Iraq.

March 04, 2010

Iraq: 2010 Election Day and Beyond

Dimiter Kenarov

The Iraqi elections of 2010 played out against a backdrop of reduced but continuing violence, unresolved issues of governance, and a U.S. government determined to exit fast. This project assesses the cross currents, on the ground in Iraq.

August 29, 2008

Iraq: The Promise of Freedom

Beth Murphy, Kevin Belli, Sean Flynn

Thousands of Iraqis risked everything to work for the U.S.-led occupation because they believed in democracy. Serving as interpreters, civil society experts and reconstruction contractors, they set out to build a new Iraq.

Today, they are targeted by insurgents as "traitors" and marked for death. Because their...

September 01, 2016|

Meet the Journalist: Paul A. Kramer

As the U.S. government responded to Hurricane Katrina what difference did it make that the nation was at war? In what ways were post-Katrina relief operations experienced as the war “coming home"?