Archive for the 'U.S. Exit Strategy' Category

What will a politicized census mean to Iraq

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

A politicised census run by the current Government of Iraq means that many Iraqis will not be counted either by fear or by politically motivated exclusion, this will create a security and humanitarian situation in the region and will absolve the government of Iraq of its responsibilities towards its uncounted citizens, and will infringe on their human rights as recognized by the UN charter.

Why UNCEI Now?

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

The March 2010 election may bring a situation where UN run Census and Election for Iraq is inevitable, here is why.

Kurdistan

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

A scenario of a shared smaller Lebanon-sized Kurdistan is more viable, where all regional parties may benefit from its creation in the long run.

Who Holds the Joker?

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Self-regulation of elections in Iraq and Afghanistan has failed; there is always a joker in their deck of cards.

America’s new risk in Iraq: entrenched ungrateful allies

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

The legacy of George W Bush’s policies in Iraq continue to cast its shadow on Iraqi politics, the Iraqi allies he chose to work with are still in strong positions but now they are increasingly critical of the U.S. Nouri Almaliki, the prime minister, is in a balancing act since he is resisting calls to […]

Tribes and Policy Between Iraq and Pakistan

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Advice to U.S. policy makers for Pakistan and Iraq is similar: Don’t crack this nut with a remote control sledge hammer, let the regions heal themselves.

Iran’s role in Iraq: Same diagnosis, different cure

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Reidar Visser’s article titles: Iran’s Role in Post Occupation Iraq, Enemy, Good Neighbor or Overlord? suggests US counter influence measures in Iraq, I suggest a reduction of influence thru new UN mandate for census, elections and boarder supervision in Iraq.

Beyond Sectarianism

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

A new policy report prepared by a mix of Iraqi professionals with the support of the Norwegian Institute of Foreign Affairs (NUPI) was published in February 2009 . The report titled More than Shiites and Sunnis recommends institutional reform and explains how this could lead to positive changes and support the independence of Iraq. There […]

What drove Nietzsche mad?

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Friedrich Nietzsche is the German philosopher of power, a story was told about him when he saw a man beating his horse to make it pull a coach, but the horse didn’t move. The man continued beating his horse which led Nietzsche to interfere and shout at the man hysterically asking him to stop punishing […]

More Advice to the New President: Whats Common between Iraq and Palestine?

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

It is up to the new President to offload the cost of control of Palestinian rocket firings and Iraqi consensus building to local democracy.