I am considering a trip mid-August to Arbel, Iraq in the Kurdish controlled area. I am American (by blood half Iraqi) and am going to visit my Iraqi father who I have not seen in 19 years. It makes more sense for me to go there to see the entire family rather than have just a few of them meet me in Jordan. Forgetting about the current mid-East tensions, would anyone know whether it is safe to travel to Arbel (currently) as an American? I would be staying in a private home. Thanks for any assistance!