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
The internet and social media were once hailed for creating new opportunities to spread democracy and freedom. But authoritarian regimes soon began cracking down on internet freedom. They feared the brave new digital world, because it was beyond the reach of their analogue security establishments. Their fears proved unfounded. In the event, most social media-enabled popular uprisings failed for want of effective leadership, and traditional political and military organizations retained the upper hand. Technology does not stand still, and nor should democracy.read more
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
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
- The Strange Tale of Trump’s Phone Call to Putin“DO NOT CONGRATULATE.”That was the instruction that President Donald Trump received on briefing materials before he called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss Putin’s victory in a reelection widely regarded as corrupt.But Trump did congratulate Putin, and he also declined to bring up the recent poisoning of an ex-Russian spy and his daughter in London, a crime that the British government blames on the Kremlin. As I wrote on Tuesday, Trump’s reaction was somewhat out of the mainstream of American reaction when autocratic rulers win election, but not entirely apart. Barack Obama called Putin following his 2012 election ..... READ MORE
- Building the World’s Most Powerful TelescopeChris Gunn / NASA Assembling the world’s most powerful space telescope is a complicated process, and Chris Gunn has been there from nearly the beginning. Gunn, a NASA photographer, has spent almost a decade photographing the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the famed Hubble, capturing its transformation from a bare metal framework into a gleaming science observatory with 18 gold-plated mirrors. “For me, a science-fiction buff, it’s almost like seeing the Enterprise being built,” Gunn says. NASA has Gunn capture nearly step in the process for the space agency’s own records—“every single wrench turn, every single movement is ..... READ MORE
- Raising My Kids to Be Unapologetic American MuslimsThis article is part of Parenting in an Uncertain Age, a series about the experience of raising children in a time of great change.Growing up in North Dakota in the 1980s and 1990s, there was nobody who shared my family’s last name. “Husain? Hoooooo-sayn? You’re not related to … ?” teachers would sometimes ask.No, I would explain, I wasn’t. My name was spelled differently from the then-dictator Saddam Hussein, and, either way, it’s a very common name in the Middle East and South Asia. Sometimes teachers would half-laugh; sometimes they would just look me over with a hint of skepticism. ..... READ MORE
- The Legacy of Faleh Abdul Jabar (1946-2018)Invitation Only Research Event 21 March 2018 - 18:00 to 20:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Toby Dodge, Director, LSE Middle East Centre, International Relations Department, LSEZuhair al-Jezairy, Editor-in-Chief, Aswat al-IraqShatha al-Jubouri, Independent AnalystSami Zubaida, Emeritus Professor of Politics and Sociology, Birkbeck, University of LondonChair: Renad Mansour, Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House The Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House will bring together leading Iraq experts to discuss Faleh Abdul Jabar’s contributions to political and philosophical writings on Iraq and the Middle East. Born in ..... READ MORE
- Economic Inclusion and Sustainable Growth: New Perspectives from the GulfInvitation Only Research Event 9 April 2018 - 13:00 to 17:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE London Part of a two-year project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York entitled ‘Building Pluralistic and Inclusive States Post-Arab Spring,’ this half-day workshop features emerging scholarship from the Gulf on economic and sustainable development in the region. Scholars from Bahrain, Oman, and Saudi Arabia will present local perspectives and fresh insight on regional state-business relations, climate change policies, and entrepreneurship and innovation in Gulf ..... READ MORE
- Egypt in 2018: Elections, Divisions and SuppressionMembers 9 Apr 2018 - 13:00 to 14:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London David 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 Register Register Former army chief and Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, swept to power following a 2013 military coup that toppled his predecessor, Mohamed Morsi, subsequently winning a 2014 presidential election with nearly 97 per cent of the vote. His rule has been marked ..... READ MORE
- Saudi Arabia to reform education system and fight ‘extremist ideologies’Saudi Arabia is reviewing school curriculums to eradicate any trace of the banned Muslim Brotherhood's agenda in an effort to promote a more moderate form of Islam. ..... READ MORE
- Austin bomber is dead but concerns remain about possible undiscovered bombsThe suspect in a series of bombings in Austin, Texas, killed himself during confrontation with law enforcement early Wednesday morning. Authorities are asking Austin residents to remain vigilant. ..... READ MORE
- From cynicism and animosity to peaceIn today’s Perspective, a woman shares how a difficult situation at work was resolved through the power of prayer, and how she felt her own anger and self-justification vanish. ..... READ MORE
- Anatomy of a Media ErrorWhich is worse, academic sloppiness or fake news? Hard to say, for both present a challenge to a functioning democracy. I've so often documented the outlandish errors that leftist and Islamist academics make about me, I even have a bibliography on the ..... READ MORE
- Racing Against HistoryThe when campaign to do what, you ask? You're excused if the subtitle does not ring a bell, for Richman, a lawyer, talented author, and formidable researcher, has resurrected the failed and now-obscure effort to mobilize American Jews to create a ..... READ MORE
- Why I Oppose the Referendum for an Independent KurdistanThe following derives from spoken comments at an event the Middle East Forum hosted today for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Philadelphia (with slight edits):You heard a strong case in favor of [the Kurdish referendum]; I'd like to make a case ..... 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.