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Can Yemen be Pulled Back from the Brink? - ReliefWeb

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

By: Sarhang Hamasaeed

News Type: USIP in the News

As the world’s ‘worst humanitarian crisis’ festers, the local dynamics of the conflict remain overshadowed. Yemen’s ongoing conflict began in 2014 when Houthi rebels stormed the country’s capital, Sana’a, which led Saudi Arabia to form a coalition in an attempt restore...

Iraq's Next Steps - America Abroad

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

From the America Abroad series: Joshua Johnson of 1A hosts a "Town Hall" about Iraq's future. In May, Iraqis went to the polls to elect a new national parliament. It was the first election since the defeat of ISIS in Iraq.

Iraqis to vote in first election since the defeat of ISIS - ABC Radio

Saturday, May 12, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

When Iraqis last headed to the polls for parliamentary elections four years ago, ISIS militants were on their way to violently claim large parts of the country's territory. This weekend, residents will be voting for the first time since victory over the insurgency was declared.

Part 2: Pro-Iran Militias in Iraq - The Islamists

Friday, April 27, 2018

By: Garrett Nada

News Type: USIP in the News

Since 2003, Iranian influence has deepened in Iraq through a wide array of Shiite militias. Several militia leaders and politicians spent years in exile in Tehran during Saddam Hussein’s reign in the 1980s and 1990s. One of Iraq’s most powerful armed groups, the Badr Organization, was formed in 1982 by Iraqi exiles to fight Hussein with the support of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Mike Pence’s Crusade in Iraq - Foreign Policy

Thursday, January 25, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

With the Islamic State defeated in Iraq, policymakers in Washington have shifted gears to focus on rebuilding communities displaced by the conflict. Yet there are already conflicts in the administration about how best to channel humanitarian and development assistance.

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