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Winston Churchill the War Criminal

Winston Churchill the War Criminal

Across from the House of Commons stands the powerful statue of Winston Churchill, one of the most prominent British leaders of all time. This British…

South Iraq's Armed Clans Outmuscling the State

South Iraq's Armed Clans Outmuscling the State

The Iraqi forces at any moment could lose their grip on some areas in south Iraq that are not as safe as some might think,…

What Does "Tribally Wanted" Mean in Iraq?

What Does "Tribally Wanted" Mean in Iraq?

It is not uncommon in Iraq to see "tribally wanted" emblazoned in red paint on residential buildings to declare that the owners of the marked…

Seeking The Details That I Fear

Seeking The Details That I Fear

I devote myself to the reading of Iraqi novels. I gain familiarity with the East Karrada district and learn to distinguish it –in my mind's…

Life after Daesh for the Women of Mosul...

Life after Daesh for the Women of Mosul...

“the group's powerful propaganda spread the idea that the customary hijab alone was not enough. If a woman really wanted to be religiously and morally committed, the niqab was the only choice.”

A Visit to Iraqi Kurdistan’s First Bookstore Café

A Visit to Iraqi Kurdistan’s First Bookstore Café

Though bookstore cafés in Europe, or even in most Arab countries, are by no means a revolutionary idea by now, one little establishment named Book…

In Iraq, Islamists Confiscate and Sell Locals' Properties

In Iraq, Islamists Confiscate and Sell Locals' Properties

Since 2014, confiscating and seizing of property has become increasingly prevalent in Iraq, with thousands of homes and properties being sold, without their owners’ knowledge.…

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…