Reflecting on the recent tragedies of this past week, we must be reminded of our need for connection to each other as human beings, and that we must call ourselves and each other to be better.
Having worked in Baghdad for the Constitutional Support Program, Sara Johnson-Steffey reflects on a moment in time while wondering – did we forget about Iraq? — I sometimes find myself remembering the sounds of Iraq. The call to prayer, five times daily, piercing the haze of the air, a tinny shriek of bad amplifiers resounding […]
With terror groups sophisticated use of social media and misinformation, panic and overreaction are not valid options. Measured, informed and solid security measured are.
With ISIS becoming a growing threat and potential global destabilizing force, should The U.S. take a leadership role, as part of a large international effort, to defeat it?
It’s time to break the silence and let it all burn.
Iraq is facing its most alarming crisis in years, at the hands of a relatively young jihadist group.
Justin Cliburn speaks about his time as a gunner in Iraq.
As part of Gaby Dunn’s ‘100 interviews’ project, she wanted to talk to someone who was awarded a Purple Heart. Here’s the story of Brian Scott.
There are people in this world who must forge ahead, who must go to work and go to the market and go to cafes not knowing if or when a bomb will go off.
On the 10th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, Tomas Young, an Iraq War veteran, has written a powerful and moving open letter to President George W. Bush and ex-Vice President Dick Cheney.
Matt Crowder looks back at the moment he knew he had to join the U.S. Military—the morning of September 11, 2001—and how that has turned him into the man he is today.
Humans are friendly and honest the vast majority of the time. Taxi drivers outside airports are the exception.
Atalwin Polin talks about a reader’s kind contribution to his journey and the movement again Islamist free speech in Turkey.
Atalwin Polin shares his story of globe-trotting, heartbreak, and new friends.
Atalwin Polin talks about how to love others and yourself in the face of trauma, loneliness, and feelings of inadequacy.