[Published here January 22, 2021]
Twin suicide blasts in Baghdad claimed by the Islamic State group have exposed gaps within Iraq’s security forces, weakened by the Covid-19 pandemic, rival armed groups and political tensions.Continue reading
On January 21, 2021, I was hosted by DW English for a brief update from Baghdad on that day’s twin suicide attack on a commercial district in Baghdad, which were later claimed by the Islamic State group.
The full video is available below.
[Produced with my colleague Ammar Karim and published here December 31, 2020]
One year after US forces assassinated Iran’s most storied commander, tensions are boiling between Iraq’s Washington-backed premier and pro-Tehran forces that accuse him of complicity in the Baghdad drone strike.Continue reading
I joined friend and ecumenical lawyer Harry Hagopian for a discussion on Iraq’s weathervanes — the under-represented communities whose subjugation to injustice can tell us more about society as a whole than we think.
Give it a listen, and apologies in advance for Iraq’s unreliable internet as we were recording:
On November 23, 2020, I had the privilege of moderating a panel of esteemed experts, hosted (online) by Chatham House and focused on the challenges facing Iraq’s youth — which make up nearly two-thirds of its population.
The full discussion can be found below.
I had the privilege of moderating a discussion hosted by the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy on food security in Lebanon, where a currency crisis and the port blast have made imported foods harder to access than ever.
You can find the full discussion below, or here.