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Paradise on Earth: Baghdad before the Mongol Conquest

Paradise on Earth: Baghdad before the Mongol Conquest

As the Abbasid Caliph, Al-Muta'sim Billah, mused over his favorite concubine, Orfa, in the privacy of the room where she flirted and toyed with him,…

After Islamic State, Are Sunni Forces on the Verge of Armed Conflict?

After Islamic State, Are Sunni Forces on the Verge of Armed Conflict?

In the aftermath of the defeat of Islamic State, Sunni-populated areas of Iraq appear poised for the eruption of new hostilities, amid political disputes between…

#Q&A_22 with Iraqi journalist Mina al Oraibi

#Q&A_22 with Iraqi journalist Mina al Oraibi

Which politician would you take to a bar or cafe? If you could issue a fatwa, what would it be? Which Arab personality would you…

Beyond Mecca and Medina: A Trip Around Islam’s Holiest Cities

Beyond Mecca and Medina: A Trip Around Islam’s Holiest Cities

Throughout human history, religions have been connected to monuments, sacred sites, and holy symbols. These sacred things can be different from one religion to the…

The Battle of Mosul and the Long History of Persian-Turkish Rivalry

The Battle of Mosul and the Long History of Persian-Turkish Rivalry

On the morning of the 17th of October, the battle for Mosul officially began. Both locally and internationally, there has been a lot of media…

In Iraq, Women are Offered as Tributes to Settle Tribal Vendettas

In Iraq, Women are Offered as Tributes to Settle Tribal Vendettas

Salima can still remember how one night she was dragged out of her home by force, screaming and crying. She was taken to her new…

The Easy Guide to Iraqi Politics

The Easy Guide to Iraqi Politics

Despite Iraq’s longstanding history, being part of the U.S. plan to manufacture a Western-style democracy by military force has brought this country’s identity and territorial…

Baghdad Lives On In Tel Aviv

Baghdad Lives On In Tel Aviv

In a narrow street packed with pedestrians and small shops stacked shoulder to shoulder, where voices of vendors mix with the conversations of patrons, a…