All Politics is Local

A meeting of the provincial council in Ninevah. Photo courtesy of the AP. The war in Iraq began five years ago this week. To mark the anniversary, War News Radio is preparing a set of shows that will explore the big questions still unanswered about the situation in Iraq. This…

Family at War

Two Iraqi children traveling to their village south of Baghdad. Photo courtesy of the AP. This week on War News Radio, we speak to two brothers who must decide whether to escape the dangers of a warzone or stay in Baghdad with their family. Listen now to Amelia Templeton’s report.…

Riding out the Storm

A Kurdish Shiite family in a northwestern Iraq refugee camp. Photo courtesy of the AP. This week on War News Radio, we hear from Iraqi refugees in Syria and Jordan, and take a look at how their lives are changing as their resources dwindle. Listen now to Haley Loram’s report.…

In the Name of Service

A soldier patrolling the streets of Fallujah. Photo courtesy of the AP. This week on War News Radio, we hear the voices of U.S. forces and the individual stories of the people serving in Iraq. First, a large part of the U.S. army is made up of non-citizen soldiers. Is…

Hearts and Minds

Father and child viewing a procession. Photo courtesy of the AP. This week on War News Radio, we hear about how an American non-profit is sending Kurdish children overseas for heart treatment they can’t get back home. Listen now to Laura Bolger’s report. We also hear about a newly reopened…

Raising the Flag

The new flag is raised in Baghdad. Photo courtesy of the AP. Earlier this month, Iraq’s government announced a new temporary national flag. This week on War News Radio, we hear the reaction of Iraqis in the Kurdish North. Listen now to this report. And as US-backed Awakening militias become…

Police in Training

An Iraqi police patrol in Khilani sqaure in Baghdad. Photo courtesy of Ayub Nuri This week on War News Radio, we find out about the slow progress that has been made towards assembling Iraq’s security forces. Listen now to Wren Elhai’s report. We hear from Iraqi journalist Ayub Nuri about…

State of Iraq 2008

Two Iraqi Soldiers on patrol in Mosul. Photo courtesy of Ayub Nuri. This week on War News Radio, we hear how President Bush’s State of the Union address syncs up with the reality faced by Iraqis. Listen now to Jess Engebretson’s report. And we learn about an Oscar-nominated documentary exposing…