The kidnapping last week of Hella Mewis, a German art curator and activist, for almost four days intensified Iraqis and foreign nationals’ fears of a “new, difficult era” for artists and intellectuals in Iraq.
Jordanian academics want to reintroduce the teaching of philosophy in schools and universities. They have good reason.
The Iraqi historian who reported from Mosul on the ISIS occupation tells the story of how his home city outlived both Ottoman rule and the self-styled caliphate of Da’esh.
A new report looks at what services are needed by the Iraqi youth who have survived the conflict in Mosul or who fled and came back.
A new book explores how jihadists use poetry, music and video to strengthen their cause.
As the Iraqi-led coalition takes back territory, liberated universities are trying to serve students again.
In newly-liberated areas, archaeologists have begun assessing the damage done to sites of ancient Iraqi heritage and planning their future.
An author investigates the link between how Islam is taught and the radicalization of youth in Morocco.
What makes an activist, a Tunisian researcher asks.
Only after exploring the long history of religious involvement in education can policymakers understand how to root extremism out, the author argues.