Erbil to Baghdad – Iraq under rubble

The official proclamation of the defeat of the Islamic State (ISIS) was loudly celebrated throughout Iraq and in western countries but a place untouched by such optimism is Mosul and its surrounding cities, which are now mountains of post-war rubble. Despite the celebrations following the so called liberation of ISIS controlled areas and international community…

The Islamic State in the Levant after the Caliphate – Perspectives and impact on humanitarian organizations

While the Islamic State (IS) is losing the last few square kilometers of what was at some point the Caliphate, the group, yet weakened as a proto-state, is not defeated and still poses a significant threat to the stability of Iraq and Syria, especially considering the political and economic volatility of both countries. While humanitarian…