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Iraq Crisis - In Brief

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Stay informed on the situation in Iraq with our collection of news and analysis.

Stay informed on the situation in Iraq with our collection of news and analysis.
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Stay informed on the situation in Iraq with our collection of news and analysis.

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English


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2nd Journalist Executed

9/9/2014
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Journalist Steven Sotloff's execution at the hands of ISIS could've come sooner - if his captors had known of his Israeli and Jewish identity. His friends worked round the clock to prevent ISIS from uncovering his secret, thus prolonging his life. (The World, PRI, 9/8/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Doing Deals with Dictators

8/25/2014
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Not too long ago, the U.S. considered a military invasion of Syria, following revelations regarding the regime's use of chemical weapons on its own citizens. But now, the U.S. and Syria seem poised to form an allegiance against ISIS. (The Takeaway, WNYC, 8/26/2014)

Duration: 00:11:00


American Journalist Executed by ISIS

8/25/2014
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NPR remembers James Foley, an American journalist whom ISIS captured and beheaded on video as a warning to the U.S., and whose death has prompted the U.S. and other nations to weigh a more active approach to combating the militant group. (All Things Considered, NPR, 8/20/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Kurds Retake Mosul Dam

8/17/2014
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Newly armed and with the support of the U.S. and Iraqi militaries, the Kurdish Peshmerga have retaken the strategic Mosul Dam from ISIS. (AM, ABC, 8/18/2014)

Duration: 00:04:00


U.S. Announces Airstrikes in Iraq

8/10/2014
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The U.S. has conducted limited airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, as the group terrorizes minority groups and captures more Iraqi infrastructure. We hear from a Yazidi refugee about the violence in the region. (The Takeaway, WNYC, 8/8/2014)

Duration: 00:14:00


Christians Flee Mosul After ISIS Ultimatum

8/10/2014
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Following an ultimatum from the ISIS, ʺconvert, pay tax, or die,ʺ thousands of Christians have fled Northern Iraq, while international rights groups claim the violence against the Christian minority constitutes genocide. (Religion and Ethics Report, RN, 7/24/2014)

Duration: 00:20:00


Kurds Push for Independent State

7/1/2014
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Autonomous Kurds in Northeastern Iraq have fortified the region againsts ISIS militants and Iraqi soldiers alike, and have announced plans to hold a vote for independence. (NewsHour, PBS, 7/2/2014)

Duration: 00:03:00


ISIS Announces Caliphate in Iraq and Syria

6/30/2014
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A little more than 100 years after World War One and the subsequent fall of the Ottoman Empire, the ISIS claims to have re-established an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria, and has urged Muslims worldwide to band together under its authority. (Morning Edition, NPR, 7/1/2014)

Duration: 00:04:00


Violence Threatens Iraq's Oil Production

6/26/2014
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Fighting has raged for a week around Iraq's largest oil refinery complex in Baiji, fraying the nerves of nations that rely on Iraq's exports. (NewsHour, PBS, 6/26/2014)

Duration: 00:11:00


Crisis Talks in Baghdad

6/23/2014
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Secretary of State John Kerry has travelled to Iraq for a high-stakes meeting with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, as the United States' return to the war-torn region looks increasingly likely. (AM, ABC, 6/24/2014)

Duration: 00:04:00


President Obama Lays Out U.S. Response

6/18/2014
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President Obama outlined a plan to send military advisors to train and support the Iraqi military against the ISIS, and has not ruled out the possibility of air strikes. Retired U.S. Lt. General Michael Barbero explains the decision. (All Things Considered, NPR, 6/19/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Shi'a Militiamen Rally Against ISIS

6/17/2014
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Journalist Jonathan Rugman reports from Iraq, where Shi'a militias have sprung up to combat to ISIS, as government forces continue to retreat. (NewsHour, PBS, 6/17/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


U.S. and Iran Consider Collaboration in Iraq

6/17/2014
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Randa Slim of the Middle East Institute analyzes Iran's concerns about the Sunni ISIS, and the possibility for cooperating with the U.S. in an intervention. (Morning Edtion, NPR, 6/18/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Is the U.S. to Blame?

6/16/2014
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Former Pentagon advisor Richard Perle reflects on how the U.S. could have handled its occupation of Iraq differently. (The Takeaway, WNYC, 6/17/2014)

Duration: 00:12:00


The History of Conflict in Iraq

6/16/2014
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AU Major General John Cantwell served in Iraq during both the Gulf War and the U.S. 2003 invasion. He shares his perspective. (AM, ABC, 6/16/2014)

Duration: 00:08:00