Enhance understanding. Monitor the crisis. Provide relief. These are the three pillars of EPIC’s work which we use to inform better public policies and humanitarian strategies for breaking the cycle of violence in Iraq.
Our recent publications focus on Iraq’s most immediate humanitarian needs, the importance of strong U.S. and international commitment to peace and reconstruction, and the urgency of supporting political moderates who can carry Iraq forward.
Here are a few of our recent pieces that may interest you:
- our trip report from Mosul, with a description of the sheer destruction facing lifelong residents struggling to rebuild their city,
- an analysis in Le Monde Diplomatique on the risks to peace and stability if policymakers cannot put forward a comprehensive reconstruction plan for Iraq,
- a podcast episode with Jen Smyers of Catholic Relief Services on the refugee resettlement process and why the program is a cornerstone of American values,
- an examination of the past, present, and future of public healthcare in Iraq,
- an interview with Tim Arango, Baghdad Bureau Chief at The New York Times on the transforming landscape for journalists covering Iraq,
- our two statements on President Trump’s failed executive orders banning Iraqis and needlessly limiting refugee admissions,
- an interview with Belkis Wille of Human Rights Watch on the challenges facing security actors in northern Iraq and the fog of war in which they operate, and an interview with Sahr Muhammedally of the Center for Civilians in Conflict on the importance of civilian protection,
- a conversation with Sherri Talabany on the work of her SEED Foundation in providing psychosocial care for displaced families, and a follow-on report on the mental healthcare crisis throughout Iraq,
- a podcast episode with an Iraqi stationary seller and an American poet-activist on the power of literature in reconciliation and the strength of Baghdad’s literary community,
- mentions of our work on reconstruction policy in USA Today, Rudaw, CGTN’s The Heat, the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism in The Hague, and, of course…
- our weekly ISHM reports released each Thursday, which provide a brief digest of the latest security, humanitarian, and political developments in Iraq.
Thank you for being a part of the EPIC community and supporting a greater understanding of what is needed to break the cycle of violence in Iraq.