Category: Research & Advocacy

It’s Not Just Elections, It’s a Crossroads for a Nation’s Future

If all goes as planned, Iraqis will head to the polls on 30 April 2014 for the first national parliamentary elections since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. forces. Iraq’s incumbent Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is seeking a third consecutive term, despite his government’s chronic failure to promote good governance, better… Read more

The Refugee Crisis: A Growing Concern for Iraq and the International Community

The plight of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq is a growing concern for both humanitarian agencies and the Iraqi government. The UNHCR appeal on Iraq for 2014 describes these concerns in great details.  Though Iraq is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention, nor the 1967… Read more

Without a Home: Violence in Anbar Leads to More Internal Displacement

It seems as though the “bad years” of Iraq have made a return to news stands once again. The Al-Qaeda nightmare that once haunted the Iraqi public and stole the lives of tens of thousands, if not more, of innocent civilians has returned, bringing with it an even more horrific… Read more

Why Does Iraq Matter?

Here at EPIC, we tell you every day why we believe that Iraq matters. However, we have no way of telling the whole story. Our experiences and stories only give you partial glimpses into  why President Obama needs to put Iraq back on his administration’s agenda. However, with the help… Read more