Iraq

Iraq’s Ministry of Death

Iraq’s Ministry of Death

No one believes Baghdad will hold anyone to account for gross negligence that caused the death of dozens of patients at Ibn al-Khatib hospital. Mismanagement and greed will continue to triumph in Iraq as long as the current system, entangled in patronage, does not reform.

Post-ISIS Security Pitfalls Lurk in a Small Town Near Baghdad

Post-ISIS Security Pitfalls Lurk in a Small Town Near Baghdad

Though ISIS cells undeniably continue to operate in some Sunni-dominant areas, the use of forces linked to Shiite armed groups to conduct operations in Sunni-majority areas aggravates fears of human rights abuses and even “ethnic cleansing.”

The ISIS War Crime Iraqi Turkmen Won’t Talk About

The ISIS War Crime Iraqi Turkmen Won’t Talk About

Media attention of the crimes of ISIS have focused on attacks against Iraq’s Yazidi minority group. But another minority group, the Turkmen, also suffered terrible violence, and only now, slowly, is the embattled community piecing together its own story.

Hollie McKay
Bombs Over Erbil

Bombs Over Erbil

The murky militia that took responsibility for last month's attack in Iraq issued a statement claiming that it “only targets the American, Turkish, and Israeli occupation bases.” Though many armed groups and others in the country have demanded an end to the “American-Israeli occupation,” the addition of “Turkish” is significant.

Shelly Kittleson
Inglourious Basterds of Mosul

Inglourious Basterds of Mosul

It took five hours to watch the 101-minute Netflix film on Mosul and process the emotions that resulted from the realistic portrayal of brutal warfare in my hometown.

Rasha Al Aqeedi
Walk by the Wall

Walk by the Wall

A university teacher from Mosul describes decades of hardship and horror in his city under Saddam Hussein’s regime, then the U.S. occupation, and under ISIS’s rule.

Ali Al-Baroodi
How Iraq’s Top ISIS Scholar Became a Target for Shiite Militias

How Iraq’s Top ISIS Scholar Became a Target for Shiite Militias

Although Husham al-Hashimi helped the Iraqi government understand and hunt down ISIS terrorists, his last secret research project was on the criminality and extremism of Shiite militias. They assassinated him for it.

Hassan Hassan