After the Iraqi army withdrew from northern Iraq in 1991, over 18 tons of archives documenting Saddam Hussein’s hideous crimes against the Kurds stayed behind. We publish the incredible story of how the files were uncovered, saved and stored.
The largest part of the regime’s archives is distributed, until present, on the political forces and is not available to scholars, which makes the consensus on one version of the story impossible. Yet the debate and divisions that took place following the death of Sultan Hashim represent one of the signs of this impossibility.
When we racked our brains searching for a topic that is common between Iraq and Syria, hunger seemed to be a case in point: Iraq in the past, and Syria today. In this article, we try to figure out how the famine that is looming in the horizons of Syria would look like bearing in mind the distressing past that under-the-siege Iraq has gone through.