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
- Photos of the Week: Water Festival, Candy Candidate, Uruguayan GauchoVadim Ghirda / AP Fashion in Pakistan, Ivanka Trump in Ethiopia, ongoing protests in Sudan, Passover in Israel, a huge election in Indonesia, Holy Week celebrations in Spain, an aircraft with the world’s longest wingspan, Notre-Dame cathedral ablaze in Paris, Easter preparations in Ukraine, performances at Coachella, spring skiing in Siberia, and much more ..... READ MORE
- The French Ambassador Is Retiring Today. Here’s What He Really Thinks About Washington.Kate WarrenGérard Araud, the charmingly blunt French ambassador to the United States, is famous for two things: the lavish parties he hosts at his Kalorama mansion, and his willingness to say (and tweet) things that other ambassadors might not even think, much less state in public.Araud ends his nearly five-year tenure in Washington today, and when I spoke with him last week, he was, even by his usual standards, direct to the point of discomfort. He told me his view of the U.S. (“The role of the United States as a policeman of the world, it’s over”) and Donald Trump ..... READ MORE
- The Real Illegal Immigration Crisis Isn’t on the Southern BorderIf curbing illegal immigration is the goal, as politicians in the United States and Europe argue, then no wall or border fence will stop the West’s largest source of such immigrants. They are not the subject of televised debates or of long stories highlighting their plight. Many are invisible, making them hard to count, and little attention is paid to them. Yet focusing on them might yield better results than focusing on those fleeing violence and persecution.The group in question? Visa overstays.These immigrants, who enter countries legally on student, tourist, or work visas and then stay past their visa’s expiration ..... READ MORE
- The Battle for TripoliMembers Event 1 May 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Mary Fitzgerald, Researcher and Consultant; Author, The Libyan Revolution and its AftermathTarek Megerisi, Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign RelationsChair: Tim Eaton, Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseFurther speaker to be announced. Register Register The Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, launched an offensive on the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on 3 April. The offensive soon ..... READ MORE
- Tunisia in an Election Year: What Next?Members Event 11 June 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Mehrezia Labidi, First Vice-President, Tunisian National Constituent AssemblyAlia Moubayed, Managing Director, JefferiesChair: Adel Hamazia, Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseFurther speakers to be announced. Register Register Tunisia is widely seen as the sole democratic success story of the Arab Spring uprisings but has struggled in recent years with an economic slowdown and public unrest. The slow progress on reforms has ..... READ MORE
- China’s Changing Role in the Middle EastCorporate Members Event Nominees Breakfast Briefing Partners and Major Corporates 14 May 2019 - 8:00am to 9:15amAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Dr Sanam Vakil, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseDr Jue Wang, Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham HouseChair: Dr Champa Patel, Head, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House China has traditionally allowed other international actors – notably the United States – to take an active political role in the Middle East. However, with the Belt and Road Initiative ..... READ MORE
- After Mueller report, the pressure shifts to CongressWith the public release of the Mueller report, the investigation of President Donald Trump lands firmly in the hands of Congress. ..... READ MORE
- North Macedonia’s election: a victory for Western diplomacy?North Macedonia votes on Sunday for a new president. But more important may be how the United States and European Union made this possible. ..... READ MORE
- When saying no to a president saves democracyThe Mueller report leaves a shadow over President Trump about possible obstruction of justice, but it also offers insights on how acts of conscience can turn events. ..... READ MORE
- Anticipating Trump’s “Deal of the Century”President Trump's peace plan for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict surfaced two years ago and to this day – remarkably – only he and a handful of aides know its precise details. A stream of leaks, however, contains enough internal consistency that their ..... READ MORE
- Harvard’s Communist Uprising, 50 Years LaterToday marks 50 years of my political education. The events of April 9, 1969, helped make me who I am today and the university what it is. I was a sophomore in college when my fellow students at Harvard University decided that politics, especially the war ..... READ MORE
- Repairing America’s Broken UniversitiesWhen the FBI informs us that parents are ready to spend up to $6.5 million in bribes to get their children into prestige colleges, it seemingly implies that all is very, very well in the American university. But Warren Treadgold tells us that's an ..... READ MORE
- Egypt votes in referendum to extend Sisi’s rule to 2030 – TRT WorldEgypt votes in referendum to extend Sisi's rule to 2030 TRT WorldSisi's supporters say the changes are necessary to give him more time to complete major development projects and economic reforms. Critics say they ..... READ MORE
- Strong ethical, moral values will end graft – Letters – The Star OnlineStrong ethical, moral values will end graft - Letters The Star OnlineFROM DATUK SERI AKHBAR SATAR , President Malaysian Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. ..... READ MORE
- Can northern Africa’s discontent translate to democracy? – PBS NewsHourCan northern Africa's discontent translate to democracy? PBS NewsHourThe demonstrations that have swept through northern Africa and ousted long-time strongmen are not yet over. Protesters in Sudan, Algeria, Libya and Mali are ..... 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.