Two Views of the Iraqi Refugee Crisis (on Podcast)

As a follow-up to the Iraqi Experience in Digital, we simply wanted to put alongside one another two excellent podcasts that speak directly to the mounting Iraqi refugee crisis. Taken together they give you an excellent view of this problem.

First, a recent podcast from Open Source, which features interivews with Iraqis who have had to make the journey out of Iraq and in to Syria and Jordan. (So far, 7% of the Iraqi population has fled to these two countries.) Second, an interview with George Packer, who writes for The New Yorker (you can find many of his articles here) and who summarizes extremely well the issues at hand, and particularly raises the question whether the US has a moral obligation to take some of these refugees in.

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