Category: Updates

On the Congressional Agenda: Al Qaeda’s Resurgence in Iraq

On Wednesday, February 5th, the House Committee on Foreign Relations held a hearing, moderated by Chairman Ed Royce, to discuss Al Qaeda’s resurgence in Iraq with Brett McGurk, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq and Iran. Many of the hearing’s statements and questions centered around ISIL, Islamic State in Iraq… Read more

An EPIC Update on the Obama administration & PHOTOVOICE

Greetings dear friends, I am writing to  you from Arbat refugee camp outside Sulaimani in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, and I have some very important news to share with you. President Barack Obama has just announced that he will meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki at the White House on … Read more

Sunday’s Terrorist Attack in Erbil and the US-Iraqi Strategic Framework Agreement

On Sunday, September 29, 2013, I woke up to some horrible news. At 1:24pm Erbil time, the Directorate of Security building in Erbil was the target of terrorist attacks. The more I poured over news reports, the more I found myself shocked and dismayed. The attack was limited in size… Read more