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Civilians Paying the Price for “War on Terror” in Mosul-A STATUS/الوضع Interview with Loulouwa Al-Rachid

In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, host Shahram Aghamir speaks with Loulouwa Al-Rachid on the military operation in Mosul, its effects, and it's consequences for Iraq. Find out more in this interview.

Shahram Aghamir is a well-known political commentator on issues related to the Middle East for public and alternative media.

Loulouwa Al-Rachid is a post-doctoral researcher at the European Research Council Wafaw (When Authoritarianism Fails in the Arab World) and an associate researcher (PhD) in the Center for International Research (CERI) at SciencesPo Paris. Her research focuses on Iraq and Baathist authoritarianism. She defended a PhD thesis in political sciences in 2010, entitled: L’Irak de l’embargo à l’occupation : dépérissement d’un ordre politique (1990-2003). Besides her research activity, she also conducts missions in coordination with some think tanks; she was notably the main analyst on Iraq for the International Crisis Group (2001-2006 & 2009-2011). 

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