Iraqis Rise Above the Blame Game to Build New Lives in Texas. By James Jeffrey*

Iraqi refugees come to terms with settling in the country responsible for making Iraq uninhabitable after the 2003 invasion.   When “Dilan” left Iraq to come to Texas in 2012 as a refugee, he was struck by how he could head to the grocery store or walk down a street without looking over his shoulder to see if someone was following him. “I felt safe,” says the thir

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Iraq: The Political Economy of Corruption. By Jonathan Burden *

Recent protests in Iraq have demanded an end to rampant state corruption, the removal of foreign influences from Iraqi politics and the proper provision of public services.   State-Society Relations in Iraq The causes of these demands are partially shaped by the myriad militia groups that began to emerge at the end of the Ba’athist era in 2003. They took on greate

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