Iraq

Sulaymaniyah, Iraq — During my visit last month to the headquarters of the Iraqi Kurdish fighters, the Peshmerga, here, I discovered how women are defeating ISIS.  Since ISIS fighters believe that they will not go to heaven if they are killed by a woman, this belief …

Thanks to Jon Rainwater of Peace Action West for this timely update.  There’s so much going on on the Syria/Iraq issue — on diplomacy, military escalation, and the humanitarian issues — that it is hard to keep track. In addition to the foreign policy developments, there are have been …

Join us for a Skype conversation with Daban Shadala, representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 5 PM Encuentro 5, 9a Hamilton Place, Boston     Across from Park Street T Daban Shadala will answer your questions about Iraq today …

MAPA Calendar Update — 7/6/2015

July 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

MAPA’s summer schedule is filling up! Here is a brief summary of dates you might want to add to your calendar: On July 7th at 5:00 PM, we will be having a Skype call with Daban Shadala, representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq. He will …

Confused about the US war on ISIS?   You’re not alone!   MAPA’s Mideast Working Group is organizing book groups on Phyllis Bennis‘ new book Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror, which was published July 1, 2015. The book is available at the …

President Obama recently announced that he is sending 450 more U.S. troops to Iraq. These new troops join 3,050 troops already in Iraq and a number of U.S. warships. They are setting up a U.S. military base on Iraqi soil. We have been bombing Iraq since …

People are justifiably horrified by the grisly executions – especially public beheadings – carried out by the Islamic State in areas under its control. But “our side” also carries out beheadings in Syria and Iraq. And Saudi Arabia, the oldest US ally in the Middle East, in on …

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