This project started from conversations between a group of Iraqi artists, the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, and the Veterans Book Project. With the artists, we decided to ask Iraqis to speak about the state of Iraq today and what they want to see changed or improved. The responses here are a compilation of email, blog, Facebook, phone, Skype, and in-person conversations with Iraqis from a variety of locations within and outside of Iraq. Responses range from concerns about infrastructure like roads and clean water to thoughts on the country’s shifting cultural and religious character to analyses of the governmental system. This is an ongoing project designed to amplify the voices of Iraqis speaking to development professionals, policy makers, and the international community.

We invite your contributions and responses, whether you’re Iraqi or American.