Despite some progress in the rehabilitation of ancient sites of worship in Mosul, more funding is required to finish restoring the city's rich tapestry of religious heritage in the aftermath of ISIS' defeat.
Many Yazidis in Iraq were left with no choice but to pay for the release of their family and friends in ISIS' captivity. One survivor, Khetam Ghanem, is now working to earn a new living whilst continuing the search for her two brothers.
In Iraq's Kurdish region, a new generation is coming of age which has seen only two parties in power - KDP and PUK. For some of these youth, the two parties are responsible for the worsening of the economic situation in the country.
Victory for veteran nationalist Moqtada al-Sadr's Marching Towards Reform alliance in the Iraqi election would be a clear rejection of Iraqi elite that has run the country since the ouster of Saddam Hussein in 2003.