Visiting Iraq for my dissertation.. is it safe?

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21. Posted by cecilecutblues (Full Member 45 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

If you're really hoping to visit Iraq, how about visiting Arbil (Erbil) in northern part of Iraq.
This city is a capital of Kurdistan region in Iraq and it's relatively safe and situation has been stable.
News agencies who reports situation about Iraq such as Reuter are based on this city as it's not dangerous. Iraqi government are welcoming investment of global corporations in Arbil to make it as their base to start businesses in this area. Emirates has regular flight between Erbil and Dubai.

I wonder if it's great way to have an interview there though as folks who are mainly living there are Kurdish, not Iraqi and they may have different view from Iraqis from other areas.
Common language in Arbil (Erbil) is Kurdish, not Iraqi Arabic and not sure if you can work with interviews efficiently though, but it's my 2cents for those who are inclined to visit Iraq.