Abstract: After the defeat of the Islamic State (ISIS), the priority for Iraq is now rebuilding the country in order to avoid a similar scenario to that which the country witnessed after the emergence of ISIS in 2014. In order to make a contribution to the efforts of Prime Minister Haider Abadi’s government, Kuwait hosted a conference dedicated to the reconstruction of Iraq with the participation of the United Nations and World Bank. To convince participants to contribute to the rebuilding of the country, the Iraqi government declared a road map for reconstruction efforts. The amount promised by participants, however, fell short of the amount needed by Iraq. There are several reasons why these donors were not so generous this time around. Among these reasons are fatigue in the international community regarding the money spent in Iraq over the last two decades, Iraq’s natural resources, and the problem of corruption. Nonetheless, the presence of representatives from more than 70 countries and several international organizations demonstrate the solidarity of the international community with Iraq. Regional countries seemed more interested than others in terms of rebuilding their war-torn neighbour. The interests of Iraq and the international community coincide in rebuilding the country and avoiding nightmarish scenarios for the world in which terrorist groups like ISIS emerge and cause problems including security issues and refugee outflows.