Where the best weapon against war in Iraq is a waistcoat
Erbil Letter: A gentleman’s club believes style affords an identity beyond politics and faith
Namo, the barber at Mr Erbil’s club for young gents. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder
Less than three hours’ drive away, Syria’s eight-year civil war has just acquired a few more layers of devilish complexity. In Iraq’s southern cities, the death toll soars as security forces mount a violent crackdown on anti-corruption protesters. And the threat of Islamic State sleeper cells plotting a stealth comeback is ever-present.