Iraq Presses Ahead With Global Partnerships Despite Challenges

Oliver Mertz, U.S. Department of State

U.S. and Iraqi officials meet to discuss education partnerships. From left: Musa al-Musawi, U. of Baghdad; J. Adam Ereli, U.S. State Department; A. Hadi al-Khalili, Iraqi Embassy; Ali al-Adeeb, Iraqi higher-education ministry; and Maureen McLaughlin, U.S. Education Department.
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On 2.7 acres of emp­ty land along the Shatt al-Arab River in south­ern Iraq, Mus­ta­fa Alshawi has big plans.

The pro­fes­sor from the University of Sal­ford, in Brit­ain, en­vi­sions what he says would be Iraq's first sci­ence and...

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