Associated Research Fellow at Ifri's Turkey and Middle East Program
Areas of expertise :
- Middle East
- Islamism, jihadism and terrorism
Adel Bakawan is an Associated Research Fellow at Ifri's Turkey and Middle East Program. He is a sociologist and he is Director of the Centre for Sociology of Iraq (CSI), at Soran University. He is also a lecturer at Evry University (Sociology Department, department of Economical and Social Administration).
The aim of this report is to describe and explain how structural changes have affected three generations of jihadists in Iraqi Kurdistan: The Jihadi generation of the 1980s, that of Ansar al-Islam in the 2000s and that of the Kurds of Islamic State (ISIS) or Daesh in the 2010s.