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May 2017

Kidnapping; the employer’s problem

Kidnapping by definition takes its victims by surprise. However, some preparation can enable the experience to be endured with less distress.

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Apr 2017

The chapter after ISIS in the new Iraq: reflections on security and social development

Guest article by Lukman Faily, former Iraqi Ambassador to the USA and Japan It is said that mismanagement is the illegitimate father to all types of corruption (administrative, financial, security, and social). Strong management comes from a firm will; this firmness depends on many attributes such as: the clarity of purpose; the justice of the […]

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Apr 2017

How will Donald Trump affect the security situation in Iraq?

Last month Lukman Faily, the former ambassador of Iraq to the USA, gave an address to our guests at Riverside on Iraq-US relations in the Trump era. Since then events have moved dramatically in Syria, Iraq’s troubled neighbour. So, what could the future hold? It is said that astrology was only developed to make economic […]

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Apr 2017

Democracy and the Iraqi Collective

Guest article from Lukman Faily, Former Iraqi Ambassador to Japan and the United States It has been a long journey, full of pain and sacrifice, but Iraqi forces are on the precipice of achieving what many said they could not. With the near liberation of Mosul and thereafter the whole of Iraq from the savagery […]

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Feb 2017

Kidnapping in Iraq

This week’s latest outrage by the terrorist group, Abu Sayyaf, in the Philippines has brought kidnapping back into the focus of the world’s media. Kidnapping has been part of the way of life in the Middle East for centuries. It was a part of the standard modus operandi of the inter tribal feud and a […]

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