Crushing the insurgency and stabilising Iraq
Monday, November 23, 2004
Sama Hadad calls on Washington to learn the lessons of Falluja and re-Baathification
The Bush Iraq Plan - Make or Break…
Friday, May 28, 2004
Sama Hadad argues that if Iraq's majority Shia are cheated out of power in the selection of the transitional Iraqi government then Bush's Iraq plan will end in failure.
The UN Trojan Horse
Thursday, April 22, 2004
Sama Hadad argues that if Iraqi democracy rather than minority rule is to take root, the United Nations must not be involved in the country.
Turning the Muqtada Crisis into a Milestone for Iraqi Sovereignty
Sama Hadad & Adil Shalan
Wednesday, April 7, 2004
There have been fierce clashes between followers Muqtada al-Sadr and coalition forces. The current heavy-handed approach is not succeeding. However, a change in approach can transform the situation into a great steppingstone to Iraqi sovereignty.
A Solution to the Elections Impasse
Sama Hadad & Yasser Alaskary
Sunday, February 15, 2004
The lingering stalemate between the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority and Ayatullah Sistani on the issue of elections may have a simple solution that seems to have eluded many.
The Handover Dilemma
Tuesday, November 11, 2003
With Bremer’s caucus plans all but torn-up, what are the options for forming an Iraqi transitional government for the June handover?
Plans for Iraq's Transition
Thursday, June 5, 2003
The Coalition administration has decided to form a political council and to convene a national assembly to write Iraq's constitution. Yasser Alaskary examines how these bodies may be chosen and the affect this will have on democracy in Iraq.
Let people determine their own future
Sunday, March 23, 2003
With prospects of a Saddam-free Iraq more than likely, it is time to look ahead to the next battle - the one for democracy.
A just solution: military intervention
Thursday, March 20, 2003
All the arguments about war must recognise an essential truth: the vicious tyranny of Saddam Hussein can only be ended by force, and with outside help.
The Iraqi dictatorship: a unique case needs an exceptional solution
Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Yasser Alaskary argues that the incomparable nature of the Iraqi people's burden makes the forced removal of Saddam Hussein the only ethical solution. ‘Regime change’ from outside, wrong in principle, is in this case justified and necessary.