The purpose of this true story is to set the record straight. Written more than a quarter of a century after the creation of INVESTCORP, it will show how this unique investment entity was conceived, developed and implemented under the auspices of the Arab Monetary Fund and its President, Dr. Jawad Hashim. The period to which it refers is 1977 to 1984. The story is divided into twelve (12) sub-chapters, starting with Chronology of Events page and ending with Appendixes page which in itself provides ten (10) links to multipage PDF documents.
From United Nations’ Economic & Social Commission for Western Asia:
The profiles provide demographic data and trends per Arab country for the period 1980-2050, and could serve as a reference for researchers conducting demographic research as well as social research with a population dimension. The key demographic indicators presented in the profiles include population size, including urban and rural populations, population growth rate, life expectancy at birth, infant mortality rate, under-five mortality rate, maternal mortality ratio, contraceptive prevalence, fertility rate, dependency ratios and population age structure. This is in addition to data on the international migrant stock, remittances, refugee population, internally displaced persons and education and youth unemployment.
This is an extract of Dr. Jawad Hashim’s article “The Shape Of The Post Gulf War, Middle-East” which became part of U.S. Congressional Record. Part of that written opinion dealt with the background of the Arab region. The Arab Countries: At a Glance describes characteristics of the Arab countries that still apply now at present time.
Nearly fifteen years after the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the country is now facing its most crucial test of survival. This Manifesto is the product of three years of reflection and debate, culminating in intense activity throughout 2017. It rejects the politics of division, and the branding of any Iraqi community as enemy. All of those involved in the debate agreed on the importance of introducing a comprehensive platform for reform and change in Iraq and the urgency of doing so immediately.
We must secure military gains in Iraq with a political victory, argue Michael O’Hanlon and Sara Allawi. Otherwise, we risk the emergence of an ISIS 2.0 among embittered Sunni populations.
A quiet revolution has begun in the Arab world; it will be complete only when the last failed dictatorship is voted out. What ails the Arabs? The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this week published the fifth in a series of hard-hitting reports on the state of the Arab world. It makes depressing reading. The Arabs are a dynamic and inventive people whose long and proud history includes fabulous contributions to art, culture, science and, of course, religion. The score of modern Arab states, on the other hand, have been impressive mainly for their consistent record of failure.
Articles, opinions, keynotes, reports, papers, publications and books
authored by Dr. Jawad M. Hashim
ISIS threat ‘is going to morph’ and possibly go underground in Iraq, says Maj.-Gen. Mike Rouleauread more
Government corruption provided Daesh and local militias with the umbrella they needed to seize power in Iraq, officials and lawmakers told Arab News on Thursday. They said Iraq’s security and political stability will remain threatened as long as corrupt officials continue to control the country’s assets. Iraq is high on the list of the most corrupt countries. The Iraqi Parliamentary Committee of Integrity told Arab News that the estimated value of “looted” amounts during the past 12 years has been more than $200 billion.read more
US companies are eager to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Iraq in all industrial sectors, especially in oil and gas, the Iraqi Ministry of Oil said on Thursday after US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman met with Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar Al-Luaibi. Al-Luaibi invited US companies to take part in tenders called by the Iraqi ministry and said Iraq was preparing more favorable work conditions for foreign companies investing and doing business in Iraq, Oil Price reported. The two US supermajors, ExxonMobil and Chevron, already have operations in parts of Iraq. Exxon signed an agreement in 2010 with Iraq’s South Oil Company to redevelop and rehabilitate the West Qurna I Oilfield in southern Iraq.read more
United Nations, Economic & Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). The profiles provide demographic data and trends per Arab country for the period 1980-2050, and could serve as a reference for researchers conducting demographic research as well as social research with a population dimension.read more
Nearly fifteen years after the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the country is now facing its most crucial test of survival. This Manifesto is the product of three years of reflection and debate, culminating in intense activity throughout 2017. The leading author of the Manifesto has been Prof. Ali Allawi working in close consultation and collaboration with his co-authors, Dr. Abbas Kadhim and Dr. Luay Al-Khatteeb. This team was engaged in extensive debate of its various sections and conducted comprehensive series of meetings, workshops, and consultation efforts with various Iraqi groups and individuals inside and outside Iraq. These included statesmen and diplomats, politicians and senior civil servants, lawmakers and specialists, academics and intellectuals, teachers and students, businessmen & businesswomen and bankers, writers and thinkers, clerics and social leaders, farmers and workers, activists and union members, officers and judges –people who come from all walks of life and share a burning desire to see our country set on the right path to peace, security, prosperity and justice. They reject the politics of division, and the branding of any of our communities as enemies. All of those involved in the debate agreed on the importance of introducing a comprehensive platform for reform and change in Iraq and the urgency of doing so immediately.read more
Images from those six moments and more stand out in a year of environmental disasters and polarizing elections, humanitarian crises and annual parades, mass shootings and awards shows. They couldn’t feel further from one another, yet a close look at these 100 pictures reveals a comforting web of similarity.read more
- What Is the Internet Research Agency?The Internet Research Agency is a Russian troll farm in St. Petersburg—in essence a Kremlin-backed enterprise staffed with hundreds of people whose main job is to sow disinformation on the internet. The organization, which serves as a propaganda arm for Russian President Vladimir Putin, is at the heart of the indictments handed down Friday by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.The indictment alleges that IRA officials began targeting the United States in 2014 and continued until the November 2016 election that saw the election of President Trump. (The indictment does not allege collusion between these individuals and the Trump campaign.) The IRA, ..... READ MORE
- The Swiss Have Liberal Gun Laws, TooIn February 2011, Swiss citizens voted in a referendum that called for a national gun registry and for firearms owned by members of the military to be stored in public arsenals.“It is a question of trust between the state and the citizen. The citizen is not just a citizen, he is also a soldier,” Hermann Suter, who at the time was vice president of the Swiss gun-rights group Pro Tell, told the BBC then. “The gun at home is the best way to avoid dictatorships—only dictators take arms away from the citizens.”Apparently many of his fellow Swiss agreed. The referendum ..... READ MORE
- Photos of the Week: Skiing Robots, a Bichon Frise Wins Best in ShowGuadalupe Pardo / Reuters The U.S. Toboggan Championships in Maine, scenes from New York Fashion Week, a camel trip on a Siberian steppe, a school shooting in Florida, welcoming the lunar new year in China, Winter Olympics highlights from South Korea, colorful scenes from Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations, and much more. ..... READ MORE
- Measuring Oman’s Increasing Vulnerability to Political and Economic RisksResearch Event Webinar 21 Feb 2018 - 12:00 to 12:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Online Middle East and North Africa Programme Jane Kinninmont, Deputy Head and Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseChair: Neil Quilliam, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Jane Kinninmont will share insights learned from her recent visit to Oman, where she led a Chatham House delegation to meet with government officials, the business and diplomatic community, and our own active network. The discussion will focus on ..... READ MORE
- Beyond the Presidential Elections: Addressing Egypt’s Long-Term ChallengesInvitation Only Research Event 22 Feb 2018 - 10:00 to 11:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Middle East and North Africa Programme, Egypt Policy Initiative Mohannad Sabry, Independent Journalist; Author, Sinai: Egypt's Linchpin, Gaza's Lifeline, Israel's NightmareDavid Butter, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseChair: Jane Kinninmont, Deputy Head and Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House President Sisi’s stern warning to anyone looking to challenge his rule on 31 January during the inauguration of Egypt’s Zohr gas field made clear that ..... READ MORE
- Israel and Palestine in a Changed International ContextInvitation Only Research Event 19 Feb 2018 - 10:30 to 12:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Middle East and North Africa Programme, Israel-Palestine: Beyond the Stalemate Jibril Rajoub, Secretary General, Fatah Central CommitteeChair: Neil Quilliam, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Middle East peace talks have been stalled since 2014 and, to a large extent, overshadowed by conflict in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, as well as the war on ISIS. US President Donald Trump’s pledge to deliver the 'deal of the century', ..... READ MORE
- In GMO debate, Uganda seeks to balance hope and fearAfter publicly supporting a bill that would have legalized genetically modified crops, Uganda's president is now calling for additional measures to address anti-GMO activists' concerns. ..... READ MORE
- The stark message behind Mueller indictment of 13 RussiansThe Russian nationals, as well as three Russian organizations, were charged with meddling in the 2016 US election. ..... READ MORE
- ‘Down and Across’ is a lively YA debut starring a self-doubting teen and a crossword-puzzle loverIranian-American teen Saaket “Scott” Ferdowsi grapples with his own insecurities and struggles to live up to his parents’ expectations. ..... READ MORE
- The US-Israel Honeymoon May Not LastPresident Trump has taken two unprecedented steps highly favorable to Israel: recognizing Jerusalem as its capital and cutting funds to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), an organization ultimately devoted to eliminating the Jewish state ..... READ MORE
- Islamic London: “Run, Hide, Tell”To understand the development of Islam in Western countries, I make a habit of visiting Muslim-majority areas such as in Lakemba in Australia, Lodi in California, and Lunel in France. But London, England, is unique in the extent of its Islamic impress. ..... READ MORE
- “Arabs and Muslims Will Never Accept Israel as the Jewish State”Mordechai Kedar, a distinguished specialist of the Middle East, recently published an article arguing that Israel can never win its neighbors' acceptance. This conclusion flies directly in the face of the Israel Victory Project I have proposed, which is ..... READ MORE
- How post-ISIS scramble for advantage in Syria raises risk of wider war
- EXCLUSIVE: Tunisia probes Qatar involvement in dubious funding in North Africa
- MadfooatCom’s Nasser Saleh On Bringing E-Payments To A Cash-Based EconomyMadfooatCom's Nasser Saleh On Bringing E-Payments To A Cash-Based Economy Forbes Middle EastFull coverage ..... READ MORE
LATEST BOOK FROM JAWAD HASHIMPolitical Memoirs of an Iraqi Minister Jawad Hashim: 1967–2000
This book is the second and updated edition of the first one which was published in 2003 under the same title. At the time, in 2003, one of the little highlighted benefits of Operation Iraqi Freedom was an expectation for a whole series of books, articles and discussion assessing the nation’s Baathist years from 1967 to 2003. As the United States became involved in the long-term reconstruction of Iraq and ensuring the viability of that traumatized nation, it was vital that Arabic books coming out of a free Iraq be examined by American military planners and policymakers. This is one of the first books to be published in 2003 by Dr. Jawad Hashim, who served as Minister of Financial Planning from 1967-1971 and again from 1972-1974. In this book, Dr. Jawad Hashim offers insight to Arab readers as a person intimate with the inner-workings of the Baathist regimes and discusses how Saddam hijacked Ba’athism to serve his own personal ambitions. He wrote this book in exile and on the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom.