Iraq

The Untold Story of Syrian Kurdish Christians

The story of Kurdish Christians and all other religious minorities in the Middle East is one of great suffering, but it is also a story of survival and great resilience. Fortunately, there is time to save northeast Syria as a refuge for these communities, but only if the international community offers immediate support.

Ep. 55 | Religious Freedom in the Middle East after Genocide (Podcast with Nadine Maenza)
Ep. 55 | Religious Freedom in the Middle East after Genocide

In this episode, Nadine Maenza talks about religious freedom issues in the Middle East, especially in Iraq where the Yazidis…

Iraq Must Dismantle the Popular Mobilization Forces

Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq now pose a threat greater than the services they once provided.

Ep. 47: The Resurgence of Nationalism

Assistant Editor Grayson Logue interviews Rich Lowry, Editor in Chief of National Review and author of “The Case for Nationalism.”…

The First Thing that Must Change for Iraq to Move Forward
The First Thing that Must Change for Iraq to Move Forward

The United States and the international community could make a difference in the future of Iraq by informing the incoming government that there will be no investment or access to capital markets until these militias, and Iranian influence, have been eliminated.

An Iraq for All Iraqis? - Iraq Protest 2019
An Iraq for All Iraqis?

Religious minorities hope the Iraqi protest movement can reshape the country to serve the interests of all Iraqis

The Little-known History of Israel and the Kurds

In the fallout of President Trump decision to essentially abandon our Kurdish allies in Syria, one seemingly unlikely country offered…

Assyrian Mind - Northern Iraq
The Assyrian Mind

For Westerners, the Assyrians’ passion can seem abrasive. But understanding what drives Assyrian activists helps explain northern Iraq’s politics.

Iraq Protests: A Hot, Thirsty, and Angry Iraq is One Glimpse into the Region’s Future
A Hot, Thirsty, and Angry Iraq is One Glimpse into the Region’s Future

Earlier this month, large parts of southern Iraq rose in tumult and turmoil as hot, thirsty, and angry citizens complained about unemployment, lack of services, corruption, lack of water, and lack of electricity in a country with the world’s fifth largest proven oil reserves.