U.S. And Iraq To Resume Strategic Dialogue; Committee Revises 2021 Budget; KRG In Tense Negotiations For Its Share; Foreign Minister Discusses Energy, Banking And Regional Tensions In Tehran – On January 28, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Iraq’s Foreign Minister discussed resuming their bilateral strategic dialogue… Read more
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In Sinjar, we are empowering community-based … Read more
U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue Resumes In Washington; Trump Meets Kadhimi, Says U.S. Forces Could Leave Iraq In three Years – On August 19, PM Kadhimi arrived in Washington to meet with President Trump and resume U.S.-Iraq strategic dialogue. Ahead of his departure, Kadhimi met with the leaders of the… Read more
Three times per year, EPIC welcomes a new cohort of interns – young professionals seeking to add practical experience to their academic backgrounds in humanitarian affairs, international relations, security studies, political science, public relations, and beyond. We are grateful for their contributions to our research, action, and advocacy, and for… Read more
Escalation Between U.S. And Militias Strains U.S.-Iraq Relations; President Salih Names New PM-Designate Amid Strong Objections From Fatah Coalition; New PM-Designate Promises Elections Within A Year – On March 16, Baghdad sent letters to the UN Security Council and UN Secretary General condemning the “misguided American aggression” after… Read more
Interview with Mr. Hussein al-Shabaki, member of the Free Shabak Movement
This is the third in a series of interviews we had with representatives of various minority communities in Ninewa. More interviews will be published in the coming weeks.
As part of EPIC’s work on Safe Return, a USAID project… Read more
Summary: Security incidents during this reporting period included a multi-rocket attack that targeted the Qayyara military base south of Mosul that did not cause casualties among Iraqi security forces (ISF). There were also two militant attacks with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Makhmour and Tal Afar in which five… Read more
June 20, 2009
A vehicle-born improvised explosive device (VBIED) exploded outside a mosque in Taza Khurmatu, more commonly known as “Taza.” The attack, blamed on Al-Qaeda in Iraq, killed 75 people (including 35 children) and injured 254 others.
June 23, 2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)… Read more
Al-Mutanabbi Street, named for the 10th century Iraqi poet, is the intellectual center of Baghdad. It is a place where thinkers and philosophers have gathered for centuries to exchange ideas and knowledge, and where works by Sunnis, Shiites, Kurds, Christians, Jews, and the many other diverse communities of the region… Read more
David Lange is an undergraduate student at the George Washington University pursuing a B.A. in International Affairs with a minor in Spanish. Prior to his internship at EPIC, he developed a strong interest in the Middle East-North Africa region when he interned at the International Council for Caring Communities in… Read more
Enabling Peace in Iraq Center is an independent 501(c)3 organization committed to lasting peace and empowering communities in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.