The Fate of Iraq’s Indigenous Communities

Jan 25, 2017

The battle for Mosul will very likely push Iraq’s indigenous populations to the fringes of society. Remember who the US military first aided when American warplanes joined the battle against the Islamic State (IS) in 2014? It wasn’t the Iraqi government. It was a religious minority known as...

The Desperate Plight of the Assyrian Christians of Iraq and Syria

Aug 06, 2014

Indigenous Assyrian Christians of Iraq and Syria face persecution after the Islamic State’s territorial gains. Assyrian Christians are the indigenous people of a contiguous region spanning northeast Syria, southeast Turkey, northwest Iran and northern Iraq. Their primary religious...

Assyrians in Iraq

Sep 18, 2011

In the Middle East, a claim to the past is a claim on the future. In the case of the Assyrian people of Iraq, however, no matter how profound their claims of belonging to the history – both ancient and modern – of their homeland, their future is in grave peril. Contrary to the...