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[casi-analysis] Organising around Iraqi debt?

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Dear list members,

As you may know, the Paris Club is expected to make a decision on how
to address Iraq's debt in October.  There are indications that they
hope negotiations over any such plan to be over by the end of the
year.  (See
?FICHIER=com10578674390 for a fairly uninformative press release.)

While various figures for debt reduction have been mentioned, it seems
extremely unlikely that arguments based on the odiousness of the debt
will be accepted.  Nevertheless, advocacy on the debt over the next
few months seems to offer the promise both of focus and of a clearly
defined target.

I therefore would be interested in hearing from others on this list,
either about updated information, or their thoughts on engaging with
this issue.

Thank you,

Colin Rowat

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