Fazel Hawramy


Guns are on display at an arms market in Erbil, Iraq's Kurdistan Region, Aug. 17, 2014. (photo by SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

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Iraqi Kurdistan rife with unlicensed guns, gun violence

Friday, May. 19, 2017 | Fazel Hawramy, Contributor

Though the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq is slowly waning, gun violence still riddles Iraq's Kurdistan Region where firearms are readily available and licensing is easily bypassed.

Iran’s Kurds voice frustrations, hopes heading into election

Thursday, May. 18, 2017 | Fazel Hawramy, Contributor

Security and the economy remain high on the list of priorities for Iranian Kurds who depend on the smuggling of goods into their country.

How Iran's military strategy against IS may backfire

Monday, Apr. 17, 2017 | Fazel Hawramy, Contributor

While Iran’s security services have managed to thwart Islamic State attacks on the domestic front, Salafi jihadi ideology appears to be spreading in the country’s Sunni regions.

Will Mosul see peace post-Islamic State?

Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 | Fazel Hawramy, Contributor

While the number of internally displaced persons returning to Mosul has increased significantly recently, the city's residents wonder when they can live in peace again.

Ordinary citizens in Iran rally to save death-row prisoners

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 | Fazel Hawramy, Contributor

An increasing number of ordinary Iranians are campaigning to convince families of crime victims to forgive convicts on death row.

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Fazel Hawramy is an independent journalist currently based in Iraqi Kurdistan. Twitter: @FazelHawramy

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