Published in: openSecurityThe flight from Mosul: “We left everything behind to save our lives”
As the Islamic State has consolidated its hold in Mosul, those who do not share its extreme fundamentalism have been subjected to brutal treatment—for which those who visited the war on Iraq bear an historic responsibility.
Published in: HomeIraq’s future hanging by a thread
Iraqis now have greater physical security, though violence continues and politics are stalemated. But the years of conflict have corroded trust, entrenched sectarian identities, undermined livelihoods, and ravaged the environment. Zaid Al-Ali, travelling through Iraq, finds a society under intense stress whose human and national bonds are frayed - but far from broken.
Published in: HomeIraq: Coalition deal announced as social frustrations mount
Days after two protesters were killed in Basra when police fired into the crowd, protests continue as political parties bicker