"My first two years in Iraq, I was near Erbil, which is the de-facto capital of the Kurdish region. It was a good experience. Then I moved to Germany for two years. Then I went back, this time to Sulaymaniyah, the other city that has the opposition party political stronghold. It's been a very different experience.
Sulaymaniyah has a broken education system. ISIS moved in close to Erbil in 2014, so it changed the nature of everything in northern Iraq. Barzani won't step down. He uses ISIS as a reason to stay in power, and people in Sulaymaniyah are upset."Read More