Episode 9: Making a List and Checking it Twice. To mark the two year anniversary of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq, we talk with Kirk Johnson, author of “To Be A Friend is Fatal” and founder of The List Project, an organization dedicated to helping the Iraqis America left behind. Also included: a new Iraq Update with Ahmed Ali, a spotlight of the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, and Part 2 of our interview with the groundbreaking Iraqi-American journalist Yasmeen Alamiri, who discusses the contributions that resettled Iraqi refugees are making to communities in America today.

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Nelson Mandela, you inspire our mission even more.

Nelson Mandela, you inspire our mission even more.

Tune into this week’s IRAQ MATTERS and listen to our conversation with the groundbreaking Al-Arabiya journalist and producer Yasmeen Alamiri.

For this episode Iraq Matters sits down with Iraq War Veterans to discuss their hopes for Iraq’s future. Listen Here…

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!

As October comes to a close, the number of Syrian refugees living in Iraq is just shy of 200,000 people. This population is far greater than anyone had ever anticipated, and the refugee camps located in Iraq are struggling to accommodate these hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. Read More….

As October comes to a close, the number of Syrian refugees living in Iraq is just shy of 200,000 people. This population is far greater than anyone had ever anticipated, and the refugee camps located in Iraq are struggling to accommodate these hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. Read More….

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).

  1. Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T5i
  2. Aperture: f/6.3
  3. Exposure: 1/100th
  4. Focal Length: 33mm
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EPIC believes in the power of photography to bring about change, read about Jamal Penjweny, another who shares EPIC’s belief.

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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.
Listen to Episode 5 of Iraq Matters 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.
Listen to Episode 5 of Iraq Matters

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.

Listen to Episode 5 of Iraq Matters

 
Congratulations to Saif Alsaegh, University of Great Falls undergrad from Baghdad, publishing his first poetry collection! Read more
 

Congratulations to Saif Alsaegh, University of Great Falls undergrad from Baghdad, publishing his first poetry collection! Read more