• Is Democracy the Problem in Iraq?

    Peter Sluglett
    August 13, 2008

    Although the recently-released Iraq Study Group report avoids passing judgment on the imperative of democracy promotion, the question remains: did the U.S. decision to foster a democratic style of government in Iraq help to bring about the current tragedy?

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  • Shi’i Politics and the Sectarian Crisis in Iraq

    Abd al-Hussein Sha’ban
    August 13, 2008

    The Shi’i political scene is getting nowhere with proposals for the post-occupation phase. The Shi’a jumped enthusiastically into the political process after they received confirmation that they would have a prominent role in the Iraqi Governing Council.

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  • The Private Sector's Take on Iraq's Investment Law

    Muna Musa
    August 08, 2008

    In Iraq, the parliament approved a new investment law in October 2006, which was published in the Official Gazette of Iraq in January 2007. The law aims to facilitate investment by Iraqi and foreign private investors, for example by protecting their rights and property.

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