Duration: March 2019 - July 2020

Supported by: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

The post 2003 order has resulted in the consolidation of a patronage system across the areas under the control and/or influence of the main Kurdish parties. The Conflict Drivers within the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: The Role of Patronage Networks project interrogates the current state of these networks following the recent shocks of ISIS, Erbil-Baghdad tensions, and the referendum.