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Letter to the H.E. Prime Minister of Iraq

BREAKING NEWS - AUGUST 8, 2011.

Electricity Ministry Embroiled in $1.7bn Fraud Scandal

Two companies that signed contracts worth a total of $1.7 billion with the Ministry of Electricity to build power plants in Iraq have turned out to be fake. On August 2. 2011, Jawad Hashim sent a letter to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki outlining the details of his findings. The first contract – a $ 1.2bn deal signed between the Ministry of Electricity and Canadian firm Capgent in July – was discovered to be fraudulent when Hashem, a resident of Vancouver where the firm was allegedly based, went to visit its headquarters only to find that the company didn’t exist. Further investigations uncovered that the German firm Maschinebau Halberstadt (MBH) with which the Ministry signed a $ 5 million, also in July, was declared bankrupt on January 11, six months before formalizing the Iraqi energy deal.

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IRAQ & AMERICA: A Strategic Partnership (at WRAMC)

Latest keynote speech by Jawad Hashim, presented at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Washington, DC) on March 22, 2011.

Dr. Jawad M. Hashim, former minister of planning and advisor to the former president of Iraq Saddam Hussein, discussed Iraq and America strategic relationship during a lecture at Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Hashim discussed Iraq: then, now and future, offering his unique perspective on the history and influences of Iraq. He described Iraq’s demographics, economics, and what he called a “litany of destruction” under Saddam Hussein and how that ended following the April 9, 2003, liberation of Iraq. “The wall of fear has ended…and brought all the young people in the Middle East together,” Hashim said. He thanked the men and women of the U.S. armed forces for their service and sacrifices, and offered his appreciation for the partnerships established between the United States and Iraq, especially with the medical partnership initiated which recently allowed six Iraqi health-care providers to train at WRAMC and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

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JMH_Document_IraqAndAmerica_WRAMC.pdf
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JMH_Presentation_IraqAndAmerica_WRAMC.ppt
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The Arab Countries: At A Glance

Latest article/document by Jawad Hashim.

Nearly two decades ago, immediately after the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein, United States Congress member (later Presidential candidate) Paul Simon sought Jawad Hashim's opinion on how he sees the Middle East post Gulf War. Hashim provided Mr. Simon his written opinion on The Shape Of The Post Gulf War, Middle-East. It became part of U.S. Congressional Record. Part of that written opinion dealt with the background of the Arab region. What follows is an extract of that paper. Here, Hashim calls it The Arab Countries: At a Glance. Surprisingly, what was described two decades ago as characteristics of the Arab countries then still apply now at present time!

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The Arab Countries: At A Glance.pdf (3.7 MB size)
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The Arab Countries: At A Glance++.pdf (6.5 MB size)
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IRAQ: Then, Now & Future (at RCMI)

Keynote speech by Jawad Hashim, presented at The Royal Canadian Military Institute, on Wednesday, April 21, 2010.

This content of this particular keynote (along with the document & slideshow files) is updated and slightly more different than the keynote presented at Walter Reed.

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IraqThenNowFuture_RCMI.pdf (1.7 MB size)
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IraqThenNowFuture_RCMI.ppt (51.1 MB size)
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IraqThenNowFuture_RCMI.pdf (55 MB size)
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IRAQ: Then, Now & Future (at Walter Reed)

Keynote speech by Jawad Hashim, presented at The Walter Reed Army Institute Of Research, Washington DC, on Wednesday, December 16, 2009.

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IraqThenNowFuture_WalterReed.pdf (1.28 MB size)
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IraqThenNowFuture_WalterReed.ppt (39.37 MB size)
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IraqThenNowFuture_WalterReed.pdf (31.11 MB size)
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INVESTCORP - The True Story Behind Its Creation

By Jawad Hashim

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One of Dr. Jawad Hashim's achievements, and by far the most internationally visible, is the establishment of INVESTCORP -- a unique financial entity during the period 1980-1982 while I was at the helm of AMF. Here in this website, he gives a rare insight into the true story behind the creation of INVESTCORP. He does so because there is no agony like bearing an untold story inside oneself.

Apart from presenting INVESTCORP story, this website contains a variety of topics and comments in politics, finance, Iraq and recent international events.

Investcorp - the true story behind its creation

Table of Contents - INVESTCORP:

» INVESTCORP - The True Story Behind Its Creation
» Chronology of Events
» 01. Introduction
» 02. Why Writing Now?
» 03. The "Project"
» 04. Nemir Kirdar at Arab Monetary Fund
» 05. Retention of Law Firm
» 06. Soliciting Investors
» 07. Summer of 1981
» 08. Application for Incorporation & Founder Shareholders' Meeting
» 09. Incorporation & First Meeting of the Board of Directors
» 10. Events Leading to Dr. Hashim's Resignation
» Appendixes


INVESTCORP's first Board of Directors:

investcorp original board members
Back row, third from left: Dr. Jawad Hashim | Front row, right: Nemir Kirdar




Latest Article-Study Submitted by J. M. Hashim

Capital Consumption: National vs. Business Accounting Points of View

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This study was first published in International Statistical Institute in 1972, by Jawad M. Hashim when he was Minister of Planning in Iraq at that time. The purpose of this study is to discuss some practical problems inherent in determining the amortization, in order to fill the various gaps that exist, and indicate solutions that are consistent with the needs of accountants. The study is divided into two parts: the first deals with the depreciation of its various aspects and effects of price changes on its calculation. The second part discusses the problems of obsolescence, payment of insurance charges and the effects of long life assets in determining the gross and net investment.




President Jalal Talabani Receives Jawad Hashim

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President Jalal Talabani and Dr. Jawad Hashim President of the Republic of Iraq Jalal Talabani received Dr. Jawad Hashim (Iraq's former Minister of Planning and former President of the Arab Monetary Fund) in Washington, DC, on August 30th, 2008.

During the meeting, the President and Dr. Hashim discussed the situation in Iraq and the evolvement of the democratic process since the fall of Saddam's regime. President Talabani expressed his wishes for the return of Dr. Hashim to Iraq to participate in the restructuring of economic planning apparatus with a view of creating an efficient system and mechanism to speed up the implementation of strategic economic program which Iraq badly needs. Two days prior to the meeting, President Talabani sent a letter to Dr. Hashim.




Iraqi Elections 2009: The Provincial Councils In Iraq

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