Op-Ed by IDC Vice President and Senior Policy Adviser Andrew Doran:
“We believe in God first, Trump second,” says a Christian man in Ainkawa, Erbil, in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq. “You hear it said often here.”
Iraq’s Christians in 2003 numbered more than a million—today, they are less than a quarter million. There is a sense of desperation. With the defeat of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), thousands have begun to return to their homes on the Nineveh Plain, but many more have left Iraq.