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.
From Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad to the film "Girls of the Sun" at the Cannes Film Festival, 2018 has been a year of Kurdish women. The recently held Dahuk International Film Festival showcased Kurdish women's presence in the film industry.
Kurdish leaders in Northern Syria have already stated that they are willing to enter into talks with the regime. Leaders of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) said that they are willing to enter negotiations if they are able to keep local administrative powers.