Short Interviews with the Kurdistan Region’s leading politicians regarding their vision for the way forward amidst the current political crises.
- Mahmood Othman, Veteran Politician
- Fazel Mirani: Politburo Member, KDP
- Jalal Jawhar, Member of the Executive Body, Goran Movement
- Yonadim Kana, Secretary General of the Assyrian Democratic Movement
- Kawa Mahmood, Secretary General of Communist Party of Kurdistan
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