Associate Research Fellow, Turkey and Middle East Program
- Middle East
- Islamism, jihadism and terrorism
Adel Bakawan is an Associate Research Fellow at Ifri's Turkey and Middle East Program. He heads the research department of the Mediterranean Middle East Research and Studies Institute (iReMMO) and the Iraq Sociology Center (CSI), Soran University.
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.