All Blog Posts Tagged 'Iraq' (69)

Soccer and militant Islam intersect in incidents across the Middle East

By James M. Dorsey

A successful soccer player near the peak of his career, 22-year Nidhal Selmi died last week a foreign fighter for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq. His death followed that of Tunisian handball goalkeeper Ahmed Yassin and Ahmed El-Darawi, a former policeman and Islamist parliamentary candidate who arranged soccer sponsorships for the Egyptian affiliate of Dubai telecommunications company Etisalat. Mr. El-Darawi, a…

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Added by James M Dorsey on October 20, 2014 at 5:24am — No Comments

TransConflict - September 2014 Review

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during September, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by visiting:…
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Added by TransConflict on October 1, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The ninth GCCT newsletter

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to…
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Added by TransConflict on September 18, 2014 at 7:48am — No Comments

Latest Extremist Group in Iraq, Syria Must Be Challenged at Core, USIP’s Omar Says

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.

By Manal Omar…

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Added by Viola Gienger on September 17, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Call for International Participants to Attend The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference – Oslo, Norway, 27-29 October 2014

Iraqi and international members of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative and the Iraqi Social Forum have been working over the last several months to organize an international conference concerning civil society in Iraq. Following an invitation by the Norway Social Forum to take part in their…

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Added by johanna l. rivera on September 11, 2014 at 3:35pm — No Comments

TransConflict - August 2014 Review

Dear All,

 
TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during August, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by visiting:…

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Added by TransConflict on September 1, 2014 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Q&A: Iraq's Spreading Turmoil

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Sarhang Hamasaeed

With fighting in Iraq spreading since the shocking onslaught of a militant group once aligned with al-Qaida, the country's Parliament convened this week to start forming a new government based on the April elections, only to adjourn again within…

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Added by Viola Gienger on July 3, 2014 at 1:01pm — No Comments

TransConflict - June 2014 Review

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TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during June, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation…

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Added by TransConflict on July 1, 2014 at 4:20pm — No Comments

A Point of No Return for “Iraq?” ISIS march into Iraq exposes new realities

June 27, 2014 Brian E. Frydenborg

Much of the coverage of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham/Syria’s (ISIS)…

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Added by Brian Frydenborg on June 28, 2014 at 5:48am — No Comments

Acclaimed Iraqi Women’s Rights Lawyer Pleads, 'Please Don’t Forget Iraq'

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Viola Gienger

A poignant plea from a prominent Iraqi lawyer who was lauded this week for…

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Added by Viola Gienger on June 23, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Iraq Crisis: Will Politics Deliver More After Military Response This Time?

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Elie Abouaoun

Just six months ago, I was having a traditional Iraqi dinner with a friend in a building…

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Added by Viola Gienger on June 23, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Do you hear what I hear?

 

Every way I turn my head, I hear echoes from 9/11.

What I hear:

Thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump. The excited heart of George W. Bush as he envisioned finishing what his father had started and planting Uncle Sam’s…

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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on June 17, 2014 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Iraq Chief Justice Cites Judicial Progress and Needs Amid Tensions

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view the post on the USIP web site here.

By Viola Gienger

Iraqi Chief Justice…

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Added by Viola Gienger on April 1, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

PeaceTech Camps Bolster Iraqi Civil Society with New Skills

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view the post on the USIP web site here.

By Tim Receveur

Tahseen Alzrikiny, a journalist in the city of Diwaniyah, south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, wanted to tell the story of the farmers in the area who were struggling…

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Added by Viola Gienger on March 27, 2014 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Iraqi Peacebuilder Receives U.N. Recognition for Human Rights Efforts

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click …

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Added by Viola Gienger on December 23, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Iraqi Minorities Experience May Show Way for Building Stability in Iraq

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. To view the post on the USIP web site, click …

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Added by Viola Gienger on December 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Navigating the Rise of Sunni-Shia Violent Sectarianism

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the web site, click here.

By Qamar-ul Huda

Sectarianism and extremist violence between…

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Added by Viola Gienger on November 18, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki Urges Greater U.S. Support

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. To view the post on the USIP web site, click …

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Added by Viola Gienger on November 1, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Peacebuilding Reality Show for Iraqi Youth Gains Pan-Arab Appeal

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To read this post on the web site with photos, click here.

By Theo Dolan

An award-winning reality TV show for Iraqi youth called Salam Shabab (Peace Youth) will air its third season beginning October 5 on…
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Added by Viola Gienger on September 16, 2013 at 6:49pm — No Comments

How Women Can Help Build a Culture of Peace

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To read the post on the USIP web site, click …

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Added by Viola Gienger on September 9, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments

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