Just a few short months ago, Basra was known for oil production, shipping and poverty. Since this summer’s protests, it has become the province most likely to drastically change Iraq’s political landscape.
Students at Mosul University report a disturbing trend, where campus security report on and harass male and female students sitting together. It reminds them most of the Islamic State group’s morality patrols.
In mid-December Iraqi Kurdish locals celebrate ‘Flag Day’. However in the disputed city of Kirkuk, raising the Kurdish flag remains controversial and a sign of how badly things have gone wrong here since late 2017.
There are more than five different security forces protecting Anbar from extremist attacks. But in this case, too much security is starting to equal too little, with no central command or overarching plan.
Teenagers who fought the Islamic State group have returned home physically and psychologically broken. But because they were legally too young to fight, they have no way of getting the medical care or benefits.
Earlier this month Iraqi Kurdistan’s most popular party made an unexpected choice for regional prime minister. Some fear the choice may increase rivalry between two cousins who must now run the region in unison.