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

Iraq Negotiating With US Oil, Gas Companies

Iraq Negotiating With US Oil, Gas Companies

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.

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Iraqi Elections Will Be Held on Time, Says Prime Minister

Iraqi Elections Will Be Held on Time, Says Prime Minister

Mr Al Abadi has faced internal pressures to postpone the elections for at least six months but is adamant they will go ahead. Iraqi prime minister Haider Al Abadi has assured the nation that parliamentary and provincial elections will be held in Iraq in May as scheduled. Mr Al Abadi has faced internal pressures from the State of Law Coalition and the Union of Sunni forces in addition to Kurdish parties to postpone the elections for at least six months, Al Hayat, the pan-Arab newspaper reported. But in his weekly press conference, the prime minister dismissed any doubts, saying, “The cabinet today reiterated that provincial and parliamentary elections will be held on 12 May 2018.,” Mr Al Abadi said. “There is no reason for delaying the elections.”

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How Sunnis’ Post-Isis Crisis Is Leading Some to a New Iraqi Nationalism

How Sunnis’ Post-Isis Crisis Is Leading Some to a New Iraqi Nationalism

As Iraq celebrates the defeat of ISIS, the Sunni Arab community is confronting an identity crisis in the aftermath of the occupation. For some, accommodation with the Shiite-led government offers a new Iraqi nationalism. While unbridled joy has greeted the defeat of the so-called Islamic State across Iraq, the wreckage left behind includes severe trauma to Iraq’s Arab Sunnis – leaving the minority community facing what some say is an existential crisis. One metric by which to assess this is the numbers: Most of the 5 million displaced persons in Iraq are Sunnis. And most of the tens of thousands of Iraqis who were killed, raped, or kidnapped by ISIS jihadists are Sunnis. Nearly every city left in ruins by the fight to expel ISIS – from Fallujah and Ramadi to Mosul – is predominantly Sunni. Another metric is psychological: The community’s failure has been so acute – succumbing to nearly four years of brutal ISIS rule, and even sometimes welcoming ISIS, at first – that Iraq’s Sunnis are reeling like they haven’t for a century.

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Containing Shiite Militias: The Battle for Stability in Iraq

Containing Shiite Militias: The Battle for Stability in Iraq

After the liberation of Mosul, ISIS is unlikely to govern Iraq anytime soon; however, the ascendancy of Shiite militia groups leaves the country in a volatile state. These militia groups have multiple identities and complexities with differing degrees of integration into the Iraqi state, engagement with the international community, and cooperation with Iran. The plethora of groups has resulted in multiple clashes and rivalries among the militias, which further destabilizes Iraq.

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Islamophobia: Between Reality and Fiction

Islamophobia: Between Reality and Fiction

The goal of this paper is to demonstrate that the term Islamophobia, is purposely ill-defined so that it can be cleverly used by Muslim extremists for political ends, specifically the silencing of any opposition. The objective of these extremists is to project blame onto their victims by arguing that they themselves are victims of the same actions they have been committing against people of other religions. Throughout this paper it will be demonstrated that non-Muslims, particularly Jews and Christians, have been the object of Muslim extremist violence since the beginning of Islam.

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INVESTCORP

INVESTCORP

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.

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  • Trump Goes After Iran’s Supreme Leader
    Updated at 2:30 p.m. ETPresident Donald Trump has declined to strike Iran for now over the downing of an American drone. Instead, he chose to retaliate by reaching again for a favorite tool: economic warfare.On Monday, Trump announced he would impose sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and other individuals close to him, denying their access to “key financial resources and support.” This follows reports over the weekend that the U.S. also launched cyberattacks on computers used by Iranian intelligence.“The supreme leader of Iran is one who ultimately is responsible for the hostile conduct of the regime,” Trump ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-06-24
  • Trump and Kim’s Interactions Aren’t Transactional Anymore
    There’s a Korean saying that goes “Chop 10 times, and there isn’t a tree that won’t fall over.” Sometimes that number goes up to 100, but the underlying point—fundamental to courtship in South Korea—is one of persistence. Women are expected to play hard to get until a man proves he’s worth her time and her heart. The first rejection hardly ever means “no”; it just means you have to work harder and she will eventually come around.When it comes to the world of work, a similar mentality of “Keep at it till you make it” is often fueled by the ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-06-23
  • Colombia’s Border Czar Stands Against the Anti-migrant Tide
    BOGOTÁ, Colombia—Felipe Muñoz’s cellphone rang about every five minutes as we talked in his 15th-floor apartment overlooking the Andes mountains. It was the local head of the UN refugee agency. Then the governor of a border state. Then a mayor. Then the leader of an NGO.Hundreds of Venezuelan military defectors housed along Colombia’s border were unhappy because they had been told their hosts would soon stop paying for their accommodations. The callers wanted to know what was happening, why things had changed, and how the government would help them going forward. For Muñoz, the evening was only slightly more exciting ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-06-22
  • Iraq and its Role in the Region
    Members Event 26 June 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30amAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Barham Salih, President, Republic of Iraq Enter Ballot Enter Ballot Enter Ballot The president of Iraq will outline Iraq’s role in the region amidst tensions in the Middle East. What kind of bilateral relationships is Iraq forming with key regional players? How is Iraq recovering after the fight against Isis? And what is the future of the country’s domestic politics? Please note this ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-06-17
  • Iran, Islam and Democracy: The Politics of Managing Change 20 years On
    Members Event 2 July 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Ali Ansari, Professor in Modern History, University of St Andrews; Author, Iran, Islam and DemocracyChair: Dr Sanam Vakil, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Register Register Register 20 years after its first publication by Chatham House, Ali Ansari returns to his book, Iran, Islam and Democracy, in its third updated edition which now includes new contributions on ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-06-10
  • North Korea, Iran, Deterrence and Nuclear Weapons in the Age of Trump
    Invitation Only Research Event 27 June 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Ambassador Robert Gallucci, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University  Since entering office, President Trump has taken a series of steps that have upended many of the conventions governing nuclear weapons proliferation since the end of the Cold War.A year into his presidency, to the dismay of allies in Europe, President Trump withdrew the US from the Joint Comprehensive ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-06-10
  • US moves forward with economic-centered Mideast plan
    The U.S. is leading a two-day economic workshop it hopes will lay the groundwork for a Middle East peace plan. But without discussion of political disputes, or the presence of Palestinian or Israeli delegates, Arab nations are keeping their distance. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-06-25
  • Verbal sparring continues as Iran calls US sanctions ‘idiotic’
    Responding to new U.S. sanctions against Iran's top leadership, Tehran says the measures signaled a “permanent closure” for future diplomacy. As tensions rise, members of the White House maintain the door to a diplomatic solution is still open.  ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-06-25
  • What really makes us what we are?
    Consumer DNA tests have become more popular than ever as people seek greater knowledge about their roots. Here’s an article exploring a radically different take on one’s origin and the impact an understanding of God, Spirit, as our creator can have on our day-to-day lives. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-06-25
  • The Cowardice of Middle East Studies
    It's been ten years exactly since Ryan Gingeras published an extraordinary preface to his book, Sorrowful Shores: Violence, Ethnicity, and the End of the Ottoman Empire 1912-1923 (Oxford University Press). I therefore quote it at length:If the truth be ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-05-01
  • Going Out on a Trump Plan Limb
    The Trump plan for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has prompted enormous speculation – when revealed, what specifics, who gains? – speculation that I confess to having contributed to in a series of articles: "The US-Israel Honeymoon May Not Last." ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-04-26
  • Academic Malfeasance: Do Moderate Muslims Exist?
    Did you know that that the War on Terror actually "is a war for natural resources – and that terrorism has little to do with it"? So argues John Maszka in his book, Washington's Dark Secret: The Real Truth About Terrorism and Islamic Extremism (Potomac, ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-04-22

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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