Iraq




Women’s rights are under threat in Iraq

Earlier this month, Iraq’s parliament received amendments to its constitution that — if approved — will fundamentally change Iraqi women’s legal rights. The amendments include…



ISIS just lost its last town in Iraq

In 2014, ISIS controlled around 34,000 square miles of territory in Iraq and Syria. As of Friday, ISIS lost its last stronghold in Iraq. That’s because on…



In Iraq, crashing boulders

In the craggy mountains that separate northern Iraq from Iran, people are used to earthquakes. The area sits atop a major fault line that frequently…


How the US did Iran a favour in the Middle East

Kurdish aspirations for independence in Iraq faced the obstinate resistance of both regional and international actors which favoured the territorial integrity of Iraq. The rationale for their…


Iraqi Kurds back away from independence bid

(CNN)The government of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region has taken another step back from its failed bid for independence, accepting a national court ruling that its…