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

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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Oil Soars, U.S. Crude Hits $60/Bbl for First Time Since Mid-2015

Oil Soars, U.S. Crude Hits $60/Bbl for First Time Since Mid-2015

Oil prices surged to 2-1/2-year highs and U.S. crude touched $60 a barrel in light trading volume on Tuesday, boosted by news of an explosion on a Libyan crude pipeline as well as voluntary OPEC-led supply cuts. Iraq’s oil minister said on Monday there would be a balance between supply and demand by the first quarter, leading to a boost in prices. Global oil inventories have decreased to an acceptable level, he added.

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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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  • A Week Around the World With The Atlantic
    What We’re WritingA turning point in Syria: The number of actors fighting over the future of Syria—including the U.S., Russia, Iran, Israel, the Kurds, and Turkey—means the conflict has never been more international. The stakes are high as three more conflicts arise that have the potential to turn into something more dangerous. In fact, a recent flare-up in tensions between Iran and Israel in Syria has raised questions about what the rules of the game are for post-conflict Syria. If any actor can outline these rules, it’s Russia—but Vladimir Putin seems not to be willing to do so. As he ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-02-16
  • Ghana’s Skeleton Hero
    Editor’s Note: Read all of The Atlantic’s Winter Olympics coverage. ACcra, GHANA—Robert Annak was working the overnight shift at a power plant in Takoradi, a city in western Ghana, last Friday, when he took a break to watch the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics his phone. He didn’t have to wait long to find the person he was looking for: After the Greek athletes marched into the Pyeongchang Olympic Arena, Akwasi Frimpong was next to enter, proudly waving the flag of Ghana high above his head.“It was so good to see him hoisting the Ghana flag in the cold ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-02-16
  • The U.S. Fights Terrorism—But Not School Shootings
    Upon learning of the murder of 17 people at a Florida high school on Wednesday, the activist Michael Skolnik reissued a plea for gun-control measures that he’s made in the wake of previous mass shootings. “One shoe bomber tried to blow up a plane and now we are forced to take off our shoes,” he wrote on Twitter, in reference to airport-security policies implemented after a terrorist attempted to detonate explosives in his shoes on a Miami-bound flight in 2001. “1606 mass shootings since Sandy Hook Elementary School and Congress has done NOTHING.” The academic Brian Klaas expressed a similar ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-02-15
  • Analysing the Turkish Military Offensive in Syria
    Members Webinar 9 Feb 2018 - 14:00 to 14:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Online Fadi Hakura, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham HouseDr Christopher Phillips, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Recent air and ground assaults on the Syrian town of Afrin, including air strikes and shelling, have so far displaced an estimated 5,000 people. The government of Turkey have been considering military action in the northern region of Syria for some time, focusing on Afrin and Manbij, which are under the control of the Kurdish People’s Protection ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-02-01
  • Across North Africa and the Middle East, 2018 Looks to Be a Year of Civil Unrest
    25 January 2018 Dr Claire Spencer Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme & Second Century Initiative A number of MENA states face the prospect of further upheaval as economic conditions worsen. Demonstrators protest against price hikes in Tunis. Photo: Getty Images. Civic protests look set to become the theme of this year in a number of Middle Eastern and North African states.The year began with the Iranian protests in full swing. Then, for the first two weeks of January, thousands of people took part in sporadic protests across a number of Tunisian towns and cities against ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-01-25
  • Political Contest in the Iraqi Elections: In Conversation with Dr Salim al-Jabouri
    Invitation Only Research Event 7 Feb 2018 - 14:00 to 15:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Middle East and North Africa Programme Salim al-Jabouri, Speaker of Parliament, Republic of IraqChair: Lina Khatib, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House With elections in Iraq scheduled for May 2018, the speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Dr Salim al-Jabouri will explore key political coalitions and contestations, as well as discussing his campaign. He will focus on the implications of the vote in areas recently liberated from ISIS control and the ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-01-23
  • No News in Republican and Democratic Views of Israel
    A recent Pew opinion survey showing 79 percent sympathy for Israel over the Palestinians among Republicans versus a were 27 percent among Democrats has aroused a furor in pro-Israel circles. But this sort of ratio has been around through the twenty-first ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-01-31
  • 99 Percent of “Palestine Refugees” Are Fake
    In the words of a veteran Washington hand, the problem of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the main UN agency dealing with Palestinians, is always important but never urgent. Well, it just became urgent. That's because President Trump ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-01-09
  • 2017’s Top Hits at DanielPipes.org
    Looking over the past year's statistics, my ten most-read articles of 2017 (ignoring articles from prior years) were: 10. Merkel's Historic Folly9. Historians Run Amok8. Erdoğan to Me: Stay Out of Turkey7. No to Bombing Syria6. Florida Museum Celebrates ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2017-12-31

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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