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"I would be very curious to hear what are the views of Iraqis in Iraq...." N Martin Does this help? pg Special Dispatch - Iraq August 29, 2003 No. 560 Editorials from the New Iraqi Press: MEMRI Baghdad Dispatch (6) The following report is the sixth release from MEMRI's Baghdad office. It focuses on editorials which appeared in the Iraqi press regarding Iraq's relations with the Arab world, terrorism in Baghdad, and the rebuilding of Iraq. There are over 100 dailies and weeklies published in Iraq, many of which characterize themselves as "politically independent," while others are clearly associated with established political parties or groups such as Al-Mu'tamar (Iraqi National Congress headed by Dr. Ahmad Al-Chalabi), Al-Nahdha (Liberal Democratic Group under Dr. 'Adnan Al-Pachachi), and Al-'Adala (of the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution headed by Ayatollah Muhammad Baqir Al-Hakim). To the extent possible, MEMRI will identify the affiliation of the newspapers quoted in this dispatch. To view the full report, please visit: http://www.memri.org/bin/opener_latest.cgi?ID=SD56003 ----- Original Message ----- From: "N. Martin" <email@example.com> To: "CASI Discuss" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 12:47 PM Subject: [casi] constructing inter-communal divides? > > Dear All, > > Positions on the current Iraqi 'governing' Council and its off-shoots are > being distributed according to religio-ethnic quotas, so the various > communities that make up Iraq are - ideally - all represented, according to > their relative size. The International Crisis Group has been warning since > January at least, of such approaches, as they risk constructing or > cementing such divides, with potentially very dangerous consequences. > > I would be very curious to hear what are the views of Iraqis in Iraq, and > the experts among us, on this: are communal divides really being made and > cemented in today's Iraq, to what extent to CPA/UN/NGO policies contribute > to or detract from this, and how dangerous is this, in the current reality, > in terms of inter-communal violence? Are the current developments tending > rather towards divide and conflict, or towards finally giving those long > excluded from power a voice, which could relieve rather than create > tensions? > > best > Nicholas > > _______________________________________________ > Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. > To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss > To contact the list manager, email email@example.com > All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk