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The Long Term Plan for Iraq

By Samar Whitticombe The Long Term Plan for Iraq Since my last article the major development is the battle of retaking Mosul from ISIS.  The discussion can now turn from war to the subjects of construction, repairing

The Lost Middle

There is a famous Arabic saying that basically means the best of things lies in the middle. It makes sense, right? The middle is where you find moderation, compromise, and solutions that satisfy all parties to some

“Women are the carriers of tradition, carriers of history, of culture” says Haifa Zangana in an exclusive interview with Nina

Iraqi women were once among the most progressive in the Middle East. Entering the workforce in the 1930s, they were supported by women’s magazines and many women’s organisations fighting for equal rights. In the late 50s, Iraq was

“Iraqi women way beyond their male counterparts,” says author of Upbeat, The Story of The National Youth Orchestra of Iraq.

Upbeat is a story of the creation of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq. The project, led by renowned Scottish conductor Paul MacAlindin, was spurred by an advert placed in the Glasgow Herald by a young Iraqi