INVESTCORP – The True Story Behind Its Creation

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.

The Demographic Profiles of Arab States, 2017

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.

Arab Countries: At a Glance

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.

The Manifesto — A Plan For National Regeneration

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.

How to Avoid an ISIS 2.0 in Iraq

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.

The Arab World: Waking From Its Sleep

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

How Information Technology Poses a Threat to Democracy

How Information Technology Poses a Threat to Democracy

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.

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Corrupt Politicians and Terrorism Directly Linked in Iraq, Say Officials

Corrupt Politicians and Terrorism Directly Linked in Iraq, Say Officials

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.

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The Demographic Profiles of Arab States, 2017

The Demographic Profiles of Arab States, 2017

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.

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The Manifesto – A Plan For National Regeneration

The Manifesto – A Plan For National Regeneration

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.

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2017 TOP 100 PHOTOS From the Editors of TIME

2017 TOP 100 PHOTOS From the Editors of TIME

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.

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  • Built to Separate: Border Barriers Around the World
    Ilya Terentyev / Getty The current debate in the United States about building up and reinforcing the border wall with Mexico may have distinctly American roots, but the problems, and the controversial solutions, are global. Growing numbers of immigrants, terrorist activity, continued drug trafficking, and protracted wars have sparked the construction of temporary and permanent border barriers in many regions worldwide. Our own Uri Friedman wrote in his 2016 article “A World of Walls,” “Of the 51 fortified boundaries built between countries since the end of World War II, around half were constructed between 2000 and 2014.” Below, a look ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-01-15
  • The Brexit Deal’s Historic Defeat
    LONDON—The likelihood of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal just got a whole lot higher—and Prime Minister Theresa May is largely to blame.On Tuesday, British lawmakers overwhelmingly voted against May’s negotiated agreement with the EU, delivering a damaging (albeit foreseeable) blow to her Brexit strategy. The deal, which outlines the terms of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU and paves the way for the next phase of negotiations that will decide their future trade relationship, was reached by negotiators late last year. But it still needs to be ratified by both the British and European Parliaments before it can ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-01-15
  • Hungary’s Workers Are the Victims of a Policy That Limits Migration
    BUDAPEST—Viktor Orbán has found himself in something of a bind: Hungary’s growing economy has given him cover to dismiss his detractors, who rail against his moves to weaken the country’s institutions and his anti-immigrant rhetoric. But that same economic boom, paired with a dearth of workers—both homegrown and from abroad—is counterintuitively uniting a political opposition against him.Orbán has been criticized for what critics say has been his authoritarian dismantling of democratic institutions, as well as for his stance against immigrants. But he has consistently been able to fend off opponents, thanks in large part to Hungary’s economy: The country’s gross ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-01-14
  • The Role of Iraq’s Parliament: A Conversation with Mohammed al-Halbousi
    Invitation Only Research Event 29 January 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30amAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Mohammed al-Halbousi, Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Republic of Iraq Chair: Renad Mansour, Chatham House Following last summer’s elections, protests and prolonged government formation, Iraq now has a new prime minister, president and speaker of parliament. Yet – and despite an improved security situation following victory over ISIS – the country faces challenges in re-building state institutions, reconstructing recently-liberated areas and moving past the 15-year cycle of ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-01-15
  • Yemen in 2019: A Look Ahead
    Members Event 23 January 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Farea Al-Muslimi, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseGhaidaa Alrashidy, Assistant Researcher, Sanaa Center for Strategic StudiesPeter Salisbury, Senior Consulting Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseChair: Dr Lina Khatib, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Register Register Under increased international pressure, the Houthis and the government of Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi agreed to ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-01-10
  • The Future of Syria: Towards Inclusive Peacebuilding
    Invitation Only Research Event 15 March 2019 - 8:45am to 6:30pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE The Syrian conflict’s continuation reveals the level of complexity in finding a road map to achieving sustainable peace, while Syria rapidly loses its human, social, physical, financial and natural assets. The international community’s efforts focus mainly on the balancing of power between fighting parties and on short-term stabilization instead of negotiating an inclusive peace agreement.This conference brings together policymakers, experts, academics and civil society leaders to identify ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-01-08
  • Iran’s Syria war blockbuster: cinema in the service of politics
    Can pop culture move politics? The war movie ‘Damascus Time’ represents the fruit of a long effort by Iranian conservatives to gain supportive voices in the arts. But its impact may be limited. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-01-15
  • How museums are learning from kids
    The idea of making museums interactive for children has been around for decades. Now experts in the field say the idea of a more hands-on experience for museumgoers is spreading to institutions not just aimed at pint-size patrons. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-01-15
  • With May’s monumental defeat, no end in sight for Brexit
    The vote on Theresa May’s Brexit plan was perhaps the most important in Britain’s modern era. Parliament’s sweeping rejection almost assures that Brexit will require an extension beyond its March 29 deadline. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-01-15
  • My Biggest Hits of 2018 – and Why
    Looking at statistics at DanielPipes.org finds that these ten are my most read writings of 2018, in ascending order: 10. Melbourne's Petite, Shy, Honors-Student Jihadi9. German and Austrian Media Outrage Me8. Conservatism's Hidden History7. Venezuela's ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-12-30
  • Tectonic Shifts in Attitudes toward Israel
    As Arabs and Muslims warm to Israel, the Left grows colder. These shifts imply one great imperative for the Jewish state. On the first shift: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently pointed out "a great change" in the Arab world which has a ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-12-26
  • If Trump Wants to Divide Jerusalem into Three
    Ben Caspit in Al-Monitor has leaked details of the Trump administration's "ultimate deal" to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Citing an anonymous "senior diplomatic source," he writes that the Trump plan includes a clear partition of Jerusalem ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-12-20

LATEST BOOK FROM JAWAD HASHIM

Political 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.

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