Associate Research Fellow, Türkiye and Middle East Program
- Middle East
- Islamism, jihadism and terrorism
Adel Bakawan is an Associate Research Fellow at Ifri's Türkiye and Middle East Program and the Director of the French research on Irak (Centre Français de Recherche sur l'Irak, CFRI).
He is also a Member of the research institute on the Mediterranean and Middle East (Institut de Recherche et d'Etudes Méditerranée Moyen-Orient - Iremmo), an Associate research fellow at the Arab Center for Research and Political Studies (CAREP), a lecturer at the University of Evry and a Director of Research at the Universityof Soran.
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.