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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.
||#28: Displacements Beyond Mosul||Today, more than 10 million Iraqis – half of them children – are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. More than 3.3 million Iraqis have been displaced from their homes since 2014. As Iraqi Security Forces and their allies work to liberate Mosul||10/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||#27: What happens to Mosul after ISIS?||Arrangements between local actors, not national political leaders, promise to provide sustainable peace in northern Iraq post-ISIS. - Since June 2014, ISIS militants have occupied Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city and the capital of the Ninewa Provinc..||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||#26: Civil Society and Youth Respond to Iraq’s Needs||Iraq faces an ongoing humanitarian emergency with 10 million people—nearly a third of the population—in urgent need of assistance. Nearly three and a half million individuals have been forced to flee violence, leaving behind their homes, communities,||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||#25: Poetry and the Evolution of Free Speech in Iraq||When most Americans hear the word Iraq, they assume that the conversation will be about bombs, violence, oil, or politics. While these are important modern issues, they make us forget that Iraq is home to one of the world’s first civilizations dating b.||3/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||#24: A Conversation with Iraq’s Ambassador Lukman Faily||Today, Iraq is facing three simultaneous crises: ongoing insecurity and violence on and off the ISIS battlefield, a serious economic downturn precipitated by falling oil prices, and a humanitarian emergency with 10 million people—nearly a third of the .||3/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||#23: A Trip Report on Iraq’s Displacement Crisis with Refugees International||Since the escalation of armed conflict in Iraq that began with ISIS seizing territory in Anbar in January 2014, 3.2 million people have fled their homes. As Refugees International reports: "They are living in rented accommodations,||11/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||#22: Giving Voice to the Street Kids and Orphans of Iraq||For years, we've been singing the praises of the Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF). Today we're thrilled to finally share their inspiring story with you. Just days after their most recent mission to Baghdad, we sit down with ICF co-founder Jonathan Webb....||8/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||#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. To learn what has happened to the people of Sinjar...||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|