Florian Neuhof
Florian Neuhof

Florian Neuhof is a freelance journalist based in Erbil, northern Iraq.

Florian Neuhof
Florian Neuhof

Florian Neuhof is a freelance journalist based in Erbil, northern Iraq.


ISIS gas attacks are an admission of weakness

Thursday, 03 March 2016

Of all the places ISIS is active, it is in Sinjar where the group most frequently reaches into the ...

Al-Qosh: A reminder of Christianity’s uncertain future in Iraq

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

The inhabitants of al-Qosh, a town 50 km to the north of Mosul, hastily fled when trouble first ...

Will Mosul Dam hold? Don’t count on it

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Much has been written about Mosul Dam, branded “the most dangerous dam in the world” by ...

You think Hitler is great? Think again!

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

It’s fair to say that the Hitler cult is a bit passé in Germany these days. We are well ...

Report goes beyond numbers to recount ISIS depravity

Tuesday, 02 February 2016

In the arid summer heat and the dry earth of northern Iraq, human remains are quickly stripped to ...

It’s the economy, stupid! Peshmergas loosing morale

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Iraqi Kurdistan is used to positive press coverage of its war effort. By and large, the Kurds have ...

Is the mainstream media doing ISIS a favor?

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Early in January, ISIS released yet another of its infamous propaganda videos. As with every one of ...

Germany in 2016: New Year, new mood

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

The New Year could hardly gotten off to a worse start in Germany. As people gathered around ...

Kurdistan’s Flag Day takes a militarist hue amid ISIS flight

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

In the days leading to December 17, parents took their children to a part of Erbil's bazaar they ...

In Kurdistan, one thing is for sure: You can never be sure

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Covering Iraqi Kurdistan requires a certain mental dexterity: Just when you think you've finally ...

The case for intervention against ISIS

Tuesday, 08 December 2015

I am, I readily admit, hardly a pacifist. Since I moved to Kurdistan, I have relished the ...

Navigating the delicate roads (and politics) of Syria’s Qamishli

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

On a recent trip to Rojava, the predominantly Kurdish enclave in northern Syria, I opted for the ...

Dark shadows driven from Mount Sinjar

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Amid the horror of Paris and Beirut attacks, it was easy to forget that ISIS had just suffered a ...

Meeting the Kurdish women fighting ISIS

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The school building on the outskirts of Ain Issa in Syria is the final Kurdish stronghold on the way ...

Old Erbil gun shop sees new business as ISIS fight goes on

Monday, 09 November 2015

In a subterranean shop a stone’s throw from Erbil’s historic citadel, a gunsmith is hard ...