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Robotics, start-ups and bitcoin: the other side of Iraq

For more than a decade, I’ve watched and read countless stories about security, terrorism and the politics of Iraq. It’s the narrative that makes front page headlines and lights up the evening news. It’s an important narrative that needs to be told.

But it’s not the only story about Iraq.

I recently travelled to Basra with the newly launched PeaceTech Lab to participate in a PeaceTech Exchange (PTX). I met people with an incredible thirst for knowledge, particularly about technology. People who were doing something about it.

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