In a 2016 offensive to take Mosul back from ISIS, the U.S. and Iran fought on the same side without ever publicly acknowledging it. What does that bode for the future?
In 2014, when most U.S. ground forces were gone and Iraqi forces were too weak, the threat of ISIS in Iraq spawned the PMF, a government-sanctioned militia that was armed, funded and trained by Iran, America's long-time foe.
During the rule of Saddam Hussein, few Iranians dared to make the religious pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala in Iraq. But the toppling of Saddam has drawn millions of worshippers back, revealing Iran's powerful influence there.
What the Vietnamese photographer Lam Duc-Hein first imagined of Iraq were tanks and violence, surges and refugees. But in Iraqi Kurdistan he found something different and beautiful.
Water scarcity is becoming an increasingly pressing issue in the country's north, but one man is hoping to change that.
Refugees coming to Germany bring with them vastly different ideas about religion. Now, their relationship with their faith is being shaped once again in their new country.
The Kurdish independence referendum on September 25, 2017 was met with pockets of violence.
In the background of September's independence referendum, the fate of persecuted groups like the Shabak hangs in the balance.
Anxiety surrounds a Kurdish independence referendum. The Kurdistan Regional Government shows no sign of postponing the vote. Young Kurds find themselves excited and worried.
Lieutenant Kochar Saleh Haji, of the Kurdish peshmerga, returned to Dohuk from New York after accepting the UNESCO Global Hope Coalition award, given to ten “everyday heroes.”
The so-called Islamic State has left thousands of trauma victims in Iraq. This Kurdish-German psychologist is training the next generation of specialists needed to treat them.
More than a year after ISIS kidnapped them and tore them apart, two Iraqi sisters-in-law reunited in Germany through an unprecedented emergency asylum program.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2014.
While Iraqi Kurdistan has autonomy, security, and oil, it is still consumed by the traumatic effects of decades of sectarian fighting.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Panama to Pakistan.
Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights Pulitzer Center reporting projects on Belarus, Europe's last dictatorship, and Iraq.
Pulitzer Center Staff
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, a daily NPR radio and TV news program, interviewed Rick Rowley on his view of Ambassador Crocker and General Petraeus' report. David Enders and Rick Rowley's investigative video of Al-Anbar was also featured on the program.
An excerpt from the interview:
Columbia University, New York City
A discussion with Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer and Pulitzer Center grant-recipiens David Enders and Richard Rowley. Plus video screenings of a few of David and Rick Rowley's videos, including "Dangerous Allies." Followed by Q & A and a reception.
Busboys & Poets, Washington, D.C.
Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center
The New York Times op ed "A War We Just Might Win" (July 30, 2007) by Brookings Institution scholars Kenneth Pollack and Michael O'Hanlon has occasioned much comment, most of it sparked by the chutzpah of two noted champions of the war describing themselves as "two analysts who have harshly criticized the Bush administration's miserable handling of Iraq."