Hoshang Waziri is a writer and researcher of politically motivated violence in the Middle East and is currently based in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan. His book, “Between Two Iraqs”, was published by Noon Publishing House in 2014. His research has contributed to many scientific studies and peer-reviewed publications and his writings appear in Arabic newspapers such as al-Hayat, al-Esbuiya, Assafir and in English in Open Democracy and the Sentinel. In addition to his research and writing, he has written plays and theatrical essays. His play, Ishmael’s Places, won first prize in the Arab Theatre Institute’s competition for 2015.