Iraq Background

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ACES: Iraq Facts
Research from The American Copy Editors Society. Links to military, weapons, media outlets and more.

Icasualties.org
Lists and analyzes death statistics for the war in Iraq. Charts are set up by date, country, etc. Also links to international news stories about death toll in Iraq.

A+ Country Reports - Iraq
Offers a wealth of information on all of the countries of the world. Like the CIA's World Factbook, A+ Country Reports presents up-to-date information on population, geography, economy, history, and politics.

American Kurdish Information Center
The American Kurdish Information Network (AKIN) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization established in 1993 to serve the information needs of this country relative to the Kurds. It does this to fulfill two needs: ours, to hold a mirror to the events that are taking place in the Kurdish regions of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria and those of the American public, to enable them to have access to collected materials on the subject.

CNN: Iraq Casualties Page

Iraq Coalition Casualties

LA Times: Iraq Battlefield Medicine
A three-part LA Times series by David Zucchino and Rick Loomis on battlefield medicine in Iraq.

Voice of Jihad Database
From the RAND Corporation, this is a compilation of speeches, interviews, statements, and publications of jihadist leaders, foot soldiers, and sympathizers. Nearly all content is in English translation, and has been collected from publicly-accessible websites. Original links are provided, along with excerpts and full-text content when available.

MilitaryPhotos.net
Shots from Iraq, etc.

DigitalJournalist.org
A great resource for digital photography. Look up photos, equipment, get advice, etc.

The AlJazeera English (Iraq Photos)
Search through past stories.

U.S. Army: Digital Video & Imagery Distribution System
Search through past stories.

River Bend: Iraq Blog
Search through past stories.

Iraq-related web sites
From Arab German Consulting.

Apparatus of Lies: Saddam's Disinformation and Propaganda, 1990-2003
Discusses the lies that Iraq has used to promote its propaganda and disinformation. The site includes a downloadable PDF version and related links. From the Office of the President of the United States.

PBS Frontline: Private Companies That Make America's War in Iraq Run

Saddam Hussein's Iraq: A Decade of Defiance and Deception
Resources related to the official White House position on Iraq. Includes Presidential remarks, key documents, press briefings, timelines, photos of Iraqi weapons facilities, remarks by cabinet members, and related links. From the Office of the President of the United States.

Middle East Intelligence Bulletin

Iraq Country Information
From the U.S. Department of State.

Map of Iraq
From the UN Cartographic Office.

BBC News: Key Maps
Clickable map of the Middle East region showing military build-up, presidential palaces, dissidents, oilfields, weapons, etc. Iraq Navigator, is a more detailed, animated map that allows viewers to choose which elements to display. From BBC News.

BBC News: Military Fact Files
Information on military forces of the U.K., U.S., and Iraq, and the missile defenses of Israel. Browse by firepower, biochemical weapons, forces, and equipment for air, land, and sea. Also provides information on biological warfare, including delivery, storage, transport, spread, detection, protective equipment, antidotes, and proliferation.

Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The perfect gift for your favorite copy editor.

Military Front for Families Support
"A place for all who have loved ones serving in today's military. Our goal is to help military families help themselves.Includes info on families moving, homeschooling, and black military history, as well as a forum and links to other support sites.

War Report -- Iraq War and Afghan Aftermath
This helpful omnibus of links to timely research, editorials, papers, and other written material on the situation in both Iraq and Afghanistan is provided by the Project on Defense Alternatives. The Project was found in 1991, and part of its mission is to adapt security policy to the challenges and opportunities of the post-Cold War era. Toward this end it promotes consideration of the broadest range of defense options.

Arabic Newspapers and Magazines
Note: many of these are in Arabic

Iraq Daily

BBC: Conflict with Iraq

DEBKAfile
DEBKA file is a self-supporting Internet publication devoted to independent, investigative reporting and forward analysis in the fields of international terrorism, intelligence, international conflict, Islam, military affairs, security and politics.

Iraq
From washingtonpost.com.

Iraq: 10 Years After Gulf War
A background article from the January 2001 issue of Foreign Policy in Focus.

IraqJournal.org
Coordinated by independent journalists Jeremy Scahill and Jacqueline Soohen on the ground in Baghdad, IraqJournal provides a forum for the distribution of independent information and views from Iraq. Updated several times every week; includes articles, clips from radio programs, videos, and related links.

Kurdistan Observer
Bringing you the latest news regarding Kurds and Kurdistan.

Jerusalem Post - Middle East sites
Features links to Iraq Daily, Hizbollah, Aljazeera, other Middle East media.

Pak Tribune
A Pakistani newspaper.

Radio Free Iraq

Showdown: Iraq
This is a special news report on the status of Iraq's compliance of the United Nation Security Council's Resolution 1441 (November 8, 2002) on weapons inspection. It includes the latest news, quotes, and analysis by the chief U.N. weapons inspector, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, and news reporters. There is also information on Iraq, the military, and other top stories.

Unseen Gulf War
A collection of images of the human consequence of war. These photographs were taken "along 'the mile of death' the morning the day the war stopped during the First Gulf War. According to the photographer, the "televised, aerial, and technological version of the conflictfailed to show the horror of its human realities as does this collection. From The Digital Journalist.

The Future of a Post-Saddam Iraq: A Blueprint for American Involvement
From The Heritage Foundation.

GlobalSecurity.Org - Target Iraq
In addition to lots of military-related information, this site includes links to Iraq-related websites from numerous governments as well as pro-war and anti-war websites.

Iraq
From Global Policy Forum, this page provides information on the crisis situation in Iraq as well as more specific articles on sanctions issues.

Iraq and the UN
From the Federation of American Scientists.

Iraq Special Weapons: Nuclear, Biological Chemical and Missile Proliferation News
A comprehensive compilation of news sources, news reports, analysis and official documents on nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and delivery systems. Iraq and the United Nations provides in-depth information, resolutions, documents, and related resources on the world's core conficts. From The Federation of American Scientists.

Saddam and the Bomb
From the Nuclear Control Institute.

War with Iraq: Costs, Consequences, and Alternatives [.pdf]
Released as part of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Committee on International Security Studies Occasional Papers series, this 93-page report from December 2002 examines the political, military, and economic consequences of war with Iraq.

AFSC's Iraq Peacebuilding Program - from The American Friends Service Committee.

BBC News - In Pictures - World Peace Protests
Pictures from protests all over the world, submitted to the BBC by phone-cam.

Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq (CASI)
The Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq (CASI) aims to raise awareness of the effects of sanctions on Iraq, and campaigns on humanitarian grounds for the lifting of non-military sanctions. CASI does not support or have ties to the government of Iraq.

International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism)
International A.N.S.W.E.R. focuses its efforts on opposing U.S. war with Iraq. Activities include organizing mass demonstrations (such as the Jan. 18, 2003 march and rally in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere). The Web site includes information about local and regional organizing centers, flyers to download, a list of endorsers, and the "scenariosmotivating these activities.

Human Rights Watch: Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraq Foundation
Human rights organization covering the political, social and economic situation under the regime of Saddam Hussein.

Iraq Human Rights Resources
From Amnesty International.

Iraq Resource Information Site - The Sanctions War

Life & Death in Iraq- report on a delegation of medical workers and others who attempted to gauge the effect of sanctions on Iraqi citizens, especially children. By Larry Johnson and Dan DeLong of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 1999.

Relief Web
This is News from the UN on the humanitarian situation in Iraq.

CIA World Factbook
An incredibly useful source of public information on 266 nations and world regions.

Yahoo! News - Iraq
Features numerous links to Iraq-related websites.

Iraq Foundation
Human rights organization covering the political, social and economic situation under the regime of Saddam Hussein.

Iraqi National Congress
Coalition of political organizations that oppose the rule of Saddam Hussein.

Defiance in the Desert
Profiles the background of the conflict, the weapons inspections controversy, Kurds in Iraq, and more. From the CBC.

Iraq: 10 Years After Gulf War
An article from the January 2001 issue of Foreign Policy in Focus.

United Nations Office of the Iraq Programme
The Office of the Iraq Programme (OIP) was established in October 1997 to implement the oil for food programme for Iraq established by Security Council resolution 986 (1995).

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Monitors and verifies Iraqi compliance not to acquire weapons prohibited by the Security Council; oversees Iraqi disarmament of weapons of mass destruction, including chemical, biological weapons and missiles.

UNSCOM
Original UN commission that performed on-site inspections into Iraq biological, chemical, and missile capabilities. Existed from 1991 to 1999.

U.S. Institute of Peace: Iraq's Cultural Heritage: Preserving the Past for the Sake of the Future

"Overview of State-Sponsored Terrorism," in Patterns of Global Terrorism -- 2000
Released by the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State, April 2001.

Life & Death in Iraq
Report on a delegation of medical workers and others who attempted to gauge the effect of sanctions on Iraqi citizens, especially children. By Larry Johnson and Dan DeLong of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 1999.

Sanctions Against Iraq
Information on the sanctions imposed on Iraq after the Gulf War, articles, and analysis. From the Global Policy Forum, monitor of policy making at the United Nations.

Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq (CASI)
The Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq (CASI) aims to raise awareness of the effects of sanctions on Iraq, and campaigns on humanitarian grounds for the lifting of non-military sanctions. CASI does not support or have ties to the government of Iraq.

Citizens Concerned for the People of Iraq (CCPI)
CCPI is dedicated to ending the economic sanctions imposed on Iraq by members of the United Nations Security Council. According to UNICEF, the sanctions have, to date, contributed to the deaths of half a million children under the age of five.

Children of Iraq
Independent effort that seeks to inform people of the "humanitarian catastrophe caused by the United Nations sanctions which are hurting ... and killing the children of Iraq."

American Kurdish Information Center
The American Kurdish Information Network (AKIN) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization established in 1993 to serve the information needs of this country relative to the Kurds. It does this to fulfill two needs: ours, to hold a mirror to the events that are taking place in the Kurdish regions of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria and those of the American public, to enable them to have access to collected materials on the subject.

Academic Info's Iraq Studies Section

Congressional Research Reports: Iraq: U.S. Efforts to Change the Regime
A .PDF file.

Congressional Research Reports: Iraq: Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy
A .PDF file.

Congressional Research Reports: Oil-For-Food Program, International Sanctions, and Illicit Trade
A .PDF file.

Angelfire: Iraq Issues Links
Links to about 10-12 good sites.

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