The Genocide of Yazidis is Not Over

August 02, 2017

The women and girls victimized by IS deserve to see their persecutors held accountable for their crimes in an international court. On August 3, 2014, Islamic State (IS) fighters attacked the Yazidi community in Sinjar, Iraq. Since then, the Yazidis have been the target of an explicit and...

Forming the Digital Caliphate

February 21, 2017

Abdel Bari Atwan’s book is carefully researched and offers new insights into the Islamic State’s inner workings. The digital world has been a central feature of the Islamic State’s (IS) rise to power, driving much of its recruitment as well as building and maintaining its fearsome image....

The Fate of Iraq’s Indigenous Communities

January 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...