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For this weekâs episode, Iraq Matters sits down with the groundbreaking Iraqi-American journalist and longtime White House correspondent Yasmeen Alamiri. Yasmeen currently works both as a reporter and producer with Al-Arabiya. For her interview we discuss her experience as a young Iraqi-American woman covering the White House, and what she hopes to see develop between&
Tune into this week’s IRAQ MATTERS and listen to our conversation with the groundbreaking Al-Arabiya journalist and producer Yasmeen Alamiri.
The current discussion between Baghdad and Washington ignores several KEY issues. In response EPIC has 5 recommendations for the Obama administration.
For this episode Iraq Matters sits down with Iraq War Veterans to discuss their hopes for Iraq’s future. Listen Here…
With the world focusing on Iraqâs meeting with the White House, growing sectarian violence, and the passage of the recent election law it is easy to forget the positives that have been going on in Iraq. Thus, today I would like to focus on a story about a life taken and a life returned. As&
Today, Iraq Matters sits down with Ahmed Ali, Iraq analyst from the Institute for the Study of War, to discuss today’s meeting between Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and President Obama. This is the first time in nearly two years these two men last sat down together. Ahmed Ali talks about what PM Maliki hopes to achieve and the opportunity that it presents for the Obama administration to reset US-Iraq relations in support of genuine peace efforts and improvements in governance. Listen to Episode 6!
A young mother and her twin girls at Arbat, a Syrian refugee camp in the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq, on October 17, 2013 (Erik K. Gustafson/EPIC).
In our previous blog post, we discussed the need for the November 1 meeting between President Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to produce tangible results regarding the Strategic Framework Agreement (SFA). While this document, which has been reported as the main focus of the meeting, is extremely important to the future of Iraq,&
When President Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki meet on November 1, one of the main topics of conversation will be the Strategic Framework Agreement. This agreement, Â which was signed in 2008, outlines the terms for political, economic, cultural, and security cooperation between the United States and Iraq. This document was meant to serve&
EPIC believes in the power of photography to bring about change, read about Jamal Penjweny, another who shares EPIC’s belief.
Despite growing security concerns in the Middle East region with the ongoing conflict in Syria, Iraq remains one of the fastest growing economies in the world. This week, our Iraq Matters podcast focuses on Baghdad’s message to Washington DC for a renewed partnership and recommitment to the strategic framework agreement.
At the top of our show, we highlight Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zubari’s visit to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and his discussion about Iraq’s progress and current challenges. Our second highlight is Iraq’s new Ambassador Lukman Faily and his recent appearance at the Brookings Institute. Finally, we have a culture corner with Professor Bilal Wahab about Iraqi cuisine and what’s trending with Iraqi youth.
Congratulations to Saif Alsaegh, University of Great Falls undergrad from Baghdad, publishing his first poetry collection! Read more
This past week, EPIC attended a conference at the George Washington University entitled, “The Encounter: Americans, Iraqis, and a Decade of War.” This full-day conference was a discussion between Iraqi students, American veterans of the war, and academics of the field who discussed their experiences in the war and the prospects for the future of US-Iraqi relations. Read more..