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

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.

Open Letter to the US President Eect

Friday, October 31st, 2008

It is no secret to some of us Iraqis that passports and ID documents can be issued quickly from inside Iraq by bribery or by favoritism. And it is no secret that those responsible for issuing thousands of passports to non-Iraqis by our embassy in Sweden have returned to their original positions in the embassy […]

الى الرئيس الأمريكي المنتخب

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

نحن عراقيون لا يخفى علينا أن جوازات السفر وأوراق الهوية يمكن الحصول عليها بالمحسوبية أو بالمال من داخل العراق. ولا يخفى علينا أن المسؤولين عن إصدار الآلاف من الجوازات لغير العراقيين من سفارتنا في السويد قد عادوا الى مناصبهم الأصلية بعد وقت قصير من الفضيحة التي أدت الى سحب الإعتراف بالجواز من فئة والى معاناة […]

The Implosion Scenario

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

I was mocked by friends for suggesting a link between the recent events in Georgia and the possible Israeli attack on Iran, in this context I wrote in Arabic in my blog entry on August 24: The recent events in Georgia suggest a link with the contemplated strike (on Iran), the common factor between them […]

What did Barak Obama tell the Israelis?

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

First of all I have to make it clear that I do not have inside information and I am not gazing into a crystal ball, these are my own speculations based on reliable news items. Second, my narrow angle is in regards of the possibility of an Israeli strike on Iran and its effect on […]

Census in Di Mistura’s Report

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

The recent UN report regarding the issues of defining Kurdish regions contained the recommendations of the UN representative for Iraq, Staffan di Mistura. The report is now known as the Di Mistura report; its purpose is “to contribute to the development of processes to resolve these complicated and sensitive issues” and relied on the 2005 […]

It’s A Brokers’ Market

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

In commercial markets when the supply exceeds demand by a large amount, a situation exists when the buyers are so empowered that they dictate their terms on the sellers. This situation is called a buyers’ market. And in reverse, when demand exceeds supply it is called a sellers’ market. Iraq now is like a goldmine […]