September 30, 2014 / Harper's Magazine
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.
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.
June 6, 2014 / Roads & Kingdoms
Jenna Krajeski
These Kurdish villagers once fought Saddam Hussein. Now they are fighting Exxon Mobil.
May 14, 2014 / The Revealer
Jenna Krajeski, Sebastian Meyer
A small but worrying number of Iraqi Kurds have joined militant Islamist fighting in Syria. Is it simply religious fervor dictating their choices?
Image by Sebastian Meyer. Iraq, 2014.
May 2, 2014
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...
May 1, 2014 / The New Yorker
Jenna Krajeski, Sebastian Meyer
Violence in Anbar province has displaced tens of thousands of families. A Kurdish resort town struggles to adjust to an influx of the displaced.
October 7, 2013
Yochi Dreazen
What may be next for the U.S. in Africa in its war against Islamist militants? Join us on October 15 to learn more.
September 25, 2013 / The New York Review of Books
Alisa Roth, Hugh Eakin
These photos show the range of living conditions for Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq. Although much attention has been focused on camps, most struggle to survive on their own.
August 29, 2013 / The New York Review of Books
Hugh Eakin
While the dramatic images of refugees pouring into Northern Iraq are new, Northern Iraq’s troubled relations with Syria—and Syria’s Kurds—are not.

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