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A podcast by the Education for Peace in Iraq Center that covers news and conversations about Iraq. We speak with scholars, analysts, Iraqis, and Americans who have Iraq in their story to learn more about current events and culture in Iraq.
||#21: One Year After the Fall of Sinjar||One year ago this week, ISIS captured the city of Sinjar, the historic home of Iraq's Yazidi community. ISIS massacred hundreds of residents in cold blood and kidnapped thousands of women and children. As some 50,000 residents fled,||8/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#20: Under Threat: an Exclusive Report from Iraqi Kurdistan||With the war against ISIS, a worsening fiscal crisis, and the challenge of hosting 1.5 million Iraqis and Syrians displaced by ISIS militants, Cathy Otten of IRIN reports that Iraqi Kurdistan is nearing 'the breaking point.' To learn more,||4/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#1: Re-Release: Our Podcast Debut||This is an encore release of our very first Iraq Matters podcast. Over the past 15 years, EPIC has touched many lives and we created this podcast series to share these connections and stories with a wider audience. -||3/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast #19: OUT IN THE COLD: the Deepening Crisis in Iraq||According to the latest UN estimate, 5.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Iraq. To discuss that challenge, EPIC convened a distinguished panel with François Stamm of ICRC, Michel Gabaudan of Refugees International,||2/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #18: United in Diversity: The Story of Iraq’s Christian Communities||You may have seen it on your social media feed. These days it seems to be appearing everywhere. The Arabic ن (“noon”) symbol has been used by the Islamic State to mark Christian homes and businesses. Now Christians and their supporters,||11/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #17: Winter is Coming||Across Iraq and the region, millions of Iraqis and Syrians fleeing ISIS face another threat: winter. How are the U.S. and governments in the region responding to this fast approaching humanitarian emergency?||10/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #16: What You Need to Know About What Happened in Sinjar||You've heard the stories. Tens of thousands of Yazidis fleeing the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) stranded on Mt. Sinjar, facing dehydration and starvation. The governments of the U.S., Iraq, and the Kurdistan Region swiftly responding with air...||9/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #15: The Changing Landscape of Iraq in Crisis||The Iraq crisis which began with insurgent violence in al-Anbar during January of this year, has escalated dramatically since the fall of Mosul two months ago. What is the changing landscape of life in northern Iraq?||8/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast No. 14: Can Civil Society Save Iraq?||Since the fall of Baghdad, the international community has invested millions in empowering an active civil society in Iraq. What is the state of that society today? How are community organizations and activists adapting to the fall of Mosul,||7/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast No. 13: Preventing a “Lost Generation” of Syrian children||Welcome to the premiere of our new season of IRAQ MATTERS: an EPIC podcast of news, ideas and conversations about Iraq. - The numbers are unimaginable. As the terrible war in Syria continues with no end in sight, more than 2.||6/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
This podcast was very informative. I especially enjoyed the interview with Ahmed Ali. I now know how the Iraqi Government functions; something which I have been curious about for quite some time. Additionally, I have now read some of Ahmed's blogs and postings at the Institute for the Study of War and I am quite impressed at the quality of his analysis. Perhaps next episode include a piece explaining the role of the Iraqi president? What exactly are the president's duties compared to the Prime Ministers?
An epic undertaking worthy of sharing widely
Very excited to stumble across a podcast dedicated to Iraq, the urgency of current developments, and interesting topics about the country's rich cultural diversity and history. The passion of the team behind the show shines through, and the content is invaluable for anyone interested in Iraq and the region.
I love listening to Iraq Matters. It gives you such a unique and different perspective on Iraq related issues that you do not get to hear otherwise on your usual media outlets outthere. Highly recommend