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.
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.
March 23, 2013 / The Atlantic
Jenna Krajeski
They love George W. Bush for liberating them, but the region's relative stability might not last.
January 31, 2013 / The Atlantic
Jenna Krajeski
For Kurdish women in Turkey, guerilla tactics can offer a way out.
January 7, 2013 / The Caravan
Jenna Krajeski
Erbil's booming development and bright future threaten Kurdish cultural history even while efforts are made to preserve it. In the center of all this is the city's ancient citadel.

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