Faiths and Fears

Iraqi Mandaens bless themselves with water from a temple pool in Baghdad. This week on War News Radio, we explore the impact the war in Iraq has had on the country’s religious communities, both inside Iraq and elsewhere. First, we learn about the history of one of Iraq’s most threatened…

Art at War

Iraqi intellectuals converse at an art gallery in Baghdad. This week on War News Radio, we take a look at how war in Iraq has affected local artists and their work. We meet Mohamed al-Daradji, an Iraqi filmmaker who dared to shoot a movie on the streets of Baghdad. Listen…

Best of Spring ’08

Iraqi police officers on the job in Basra. This week on War News Radio, we proudly present some of our favorite pieces from the spring. First, we find out about the slow progress that has been made towards assembling Iraq’s security forces. Listen now to Wren Elhai’s report. Next, joblessness…

Out of Work

Men working in Baghdad. Photo courtesy of the Ayub Nuri. This week on War News Radio, the next of our series focusing in on some of the big unresolved questions about the war in Iraq. We consider Iraq’s unemployment crisis. First, we hear about the difficulties Iraqis face as they…

Children at War

This week on War News Radio, we take a look at how war has affected the youth of Iraq and Afghanistan. We hear about the new lives of two Afghan students studying in America. Listen now to Jess Engebretson’s report. Then, we find out about an Iraqi couple who use…

In the Line of Fire

Iraqi soldiers on nighttime patrol in Mousel. Photo by Ayub Nuri. This week on War News Radio, we hear about an ongoing initiative to re-integrate former soldiers into Iraq’s new military. Listen now to Jon Erwin-Frank’s report. Then we hear from soldiers on active duty who are also actively against…

Scattered Dreams

Iraqi refugees in Syria in front of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Photo courtesy of the AP. This week on War News Radio, in the third of our series looking at the big unresolved questions in Iraq, we focus in depth on the Iraqi refugee crisis. We explore…

Picking Up The Pieces

Photo by Elizabeth Rubin. This week on War News Radio, we take an in-depth look at the war in Afghanistan. First, we find out about Afghanistan’s most controversial crop: poppies. Listen now to Meghna Sachdev’s report. We also learn about what life is like for Afghan refugees. Listen now to…

Black Gold

A young man waits for oil tankers to arrive on a cold winter day. Photo by Ayub Nuri. This week, War News Radio presents the second of a series of shows that will explore the big questions still unanswered about the situation in Iraq. This week, we focus on oil.…

Mind and Body

This week on War News Radio, we find out about the Iraqi government’s efforts to keep doctors from fleeing the country. Listen now to Elizabeth Threlkeld’s report. Then, we look into the impact of military blogs on soldiers and their families. Listen now to Reuben Heyman-Kantor’s report. Next, we hear…