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Decades of tyranny, wars and oppression have left the Iraqi society divided, lackinginitiative and vulnerable to various sensitivities. Describing the challenges facedin Iraq's ongoing transition due to the recent history of the nation, the author offerssuggestions as to how they can be overcome, covering the political, economic,institution building and foreign policy spheres. The importance of leaving ethnicand religious divisions in the past and reconstructing a national identity is emphasized and a vision for Iraq’s regional and global role is related...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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Ayad Allawi
Ayad Allawi
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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