Rasha Al Aqeedi

Rasha Al Aqeedi

Rasha Al Aqeedi is an Iraqi researcher and analyst based in Washington D.C. Her work focuses on non-state armed groups, political Islam, and her hometown of Mosul, Iraq.

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Qassem Soleimani: The Vincible General

Qassem Soleimani: The Vincible General

Despite the differences between Saddam and Soleimani, the commonalities were striking. Both men had caused enormous suffering. Both were defiant, and simply too large to die. Yet both were shown to be vincible.

Rasha Al Aqeedi
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