By Adnan Al-Hammody
Today’s lectures at the Sarajevo Symposium were among the densest yet most interesting ones I have ever had in my life! The amount of information I learned was just colossal. Not only the topics are closely related if not 100% fit the context of my city of Mosul, but also those are the themes that I feel I need the most in the upcoming phase of my career and life in general.
Starting with the reasons of Why Peace Processes Fail, to Governance in the Dayton Accords, and ending with the Ethnic Oligarchies as Generators Conflicts, I think I could relate to every single aspect mentioned throughout the lectures. The examples discussed were also fitting the context of Mosul post-conflict transition phase that has started only recently. The issue of governance, for instance, was among the most significant points that were raised. Now the situation in Mosul is fragile, mainly security-wise, and the people there are waiting for the next power that will hold ground after the dispelling of ISIS from the city. But who is that power?