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The psychology of wartime trauma

Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen | 23 April 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, PTSD, Shell Shock, trauma, Vietnam, war, World War I
A hundred years from Shell Shock to PTSD

ISIS is destroying ancient artefacts to send a message of intent

Peter Edwell | 10 March 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, ISIS, museums
The movement's Salafists will destroy whatever stands in the way of their ideology.

Ukraine, Iraq and a Black Sea strategy

George Friedman | 04 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Stratfor, Ukraine
It is essential for the US to think in terms of a coherent center of gravity of operations.

Iraq and Syria follow Lebanon’s precedent

George Friedman | 28 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Middle East, Stratfor, Syria
A strong case can be made that the nation states created a century ago in the Middle East are now defunct.

Iraq’s Yazidis are on the brink of genocide – who will save them?

Ali Mamouri | 11 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Islam, religious freedom, Yazidi
ISIS militants may be massacring an Iraqi sect.

Iraq: death of a multicultural nation

Ali Mamouri | 08 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, ISIS, religious persecution
Iraq’s social diversity is disappearing as ISIS fighters rampage through the country.

Persecution of Christians contradicts idea of a Caliphate

Erica C.D. Hunter | 28 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Islam, Middle East Christians
In the glory days of the Caliphate, Muslims and Christians lived side by side.

Terrified Christians driven out of Mosul

Abdel Hamid Zebari | 24 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Iraqi Christians, religious freedom
The Islamic State is expelling Christians from its newly-won territory.

This is Iraq’s darkest hour

Louis Raphaël I Sako and Oliver Maksan | 02 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, Christians in Middle East, Iraq
A bishop in Kurdish Iraq criticizes Western indifference to the future of Middle East Christianity.

The Sunni Ramadan offensive and the lessons of Tet

George Friedman | 02 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, jihadists, syria
Sunni jihadists have won a propaganda victory. But can they maintain their momentum?

The US has unfinished business in Ukraine and Iraq

George Friedman | 25 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, Dwight Eisenhower, Iraq, Ukraine
If Obama needs a role model, let him look to the subtle and experienced Dwight Eisenhower.

World’s Refugee Population Grows

Marcus Roberts | 24 June 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Iraq, refugees, Syria civil war, UN

The intrigue lying behind Iraq’s jihadist uprising

Reva Bhalla | 19 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, jihadists, oil industry, Stratfor
There are as many winners as there are losers in the Iraq game.

The failure of Western secular values in Iraq

Laura Keynes | 16 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Middle East Christians, secular ideology
The persecution of Christians should have been the canary in the mine.

How has Iraq lost a third of its territory to ISIS in three days?

Ali Mamouri | 16 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Islam
A deadly rift has opened up within Iraqi society.

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