EPIC promotes peace and development in Iraq through research, education, and humanitarian action.


Iraq, the Invisible

“It was not the 2003 invasion that brought my country to its knees. Things have always been very bad… They just got much worse.” This is what my Arabic professor told me last fall, speaking of her home nation Iraq. I listened to her words and understood that this information… Read more

There’s more in Iraq than just oil

This morning, a Bloomberg Businessweek article proudly proclaimed “Iraq Oil Output Beating Iran Ends Saddam Legacy.” I agree with Bloomberg that this is an important milestone for the country, one which will generate life saving revenue for development and rebuilding. However, I believe there are two problems with this statement:… Read more

NGO Letter to President Obama

Over 40 U.S.-based Organizations Applaud President Obama’s Promise to Help Iraqis Impacted by the War in Iraq Groups Call for a Comprehensive Humanitarian, Development and Refugee Resettlement Strategy led by Civilian Agencies For Immediate Release – Contact: Erik Gustafson at EPIC 202-682-0208 March 4, 2009 (Washington, DC) – Writing to… Read more