April 8, 2015 / The Nation
Jenna Krajeski
For nearly a year, Iraqi Kurdistan has been on the front line of the war with the Islamic State. The Kurds have managed to secure their borders, but inside the region they face different battles.
April 1, 2015 /
Jon Sawyer, Michael Scott Moore
Who is looking out for journalists, especially freelancers, working in hostile environments and conflict zones?
March 16, 2015 /
Lauren Gelfond Feldinger, Kwame Dawes
Volunteers travel to Syrian refugee neighborhoods to teach war-traumatized children that they are future peace-makers.
September 22, 2014 / Untold Stories
Alice Su
A photo portrait of refugee life in Lebanon, which has more Syrian refugees per capita than any other country. Without official camps or sufficient funding, these refugees struggle to survive.
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 16, 2014 / Newsweek
James Harkin
Since the first week of July, Kobani has been under intense attack on all fronts. Though the results of the campaign are inconclusive, it’s clear that the Islamists are making incremental gains.
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.

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