Q&A: Jabar Yawar, Secretary General of the Peshmerga

In the fight against a persistent insurgency, long-delayed efforts to improve coordination between Kurdish Peshmerga and federal security forces could be key.
Jabar Yawar, the general secretary of the Ministry of Peshmerga, at his office in Erbil on May 24, 2017. (RAWAZ TAHIR/Iraq Oil Report)

ERBIL - Many of Iraq's biggest security challenges stem from rivalries and divisions between various state-backed military and police forces.

As the secretary general of the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Peshmerga, Jabar Yawar has grappled with such issues for years.

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