Category: Focus Iraq

Thanks to its network of contacts in Iraq, especially in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region, the Association decided to start this project with the purpose of giving an overview of the country which has been facing ethnic, sociocultural and security problems. This project led to an official visit to the Iraqi Kurdistan in 2016 and allowed a team of experts and journalists to visit the front line where peshmerga forces were fighting against Daesh (well-known in the West as the Islamic State or ISIL). Our goal is to actively participate in the reconstruction of Iraq avoiding the mistakes made in the past which led to the rise of the Islamic State and the confrontation between Erbil and Baghdad.