THE QUESTION

Would Iraq be better off if it dissolved into three ethnic enclaves?

Posted by David Ignatius on August 1, 2006 6:46 PM

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Mikio Ikuma is the Deputy International Editor of Yomiuiri Shimbun in Japan.

Split It Up: Learn From Former Yugoslavia

Tokyo, Japan - Given the staggering daily death tolls in Iraq, divorcing warring parts may be a viable way to lesson tragedies while enhancing democratic practices within the smaller units....

Mikio Ikuma Japan | 25 COMMENTS
Aug 2, 2006 at 12:00 PM
Dr. Ali Ettefagh serves as a director of Highmore Global Corporation, an investment company in emerging markets of Eastern Europe, CIS, and the Middle East. He is the co-author of several books on trade conflict, resolution of international trade disputes, conflicts in letters of credit, trade-related banking transactions, sovereign debt, arbitration and dispute resolutions and publications specific to the oil and gas, communication, aviation and finance sectors. Dr. Ettefagh is a member of the executive committee and the board of directors of The Development Foundation, an advisor to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and an advisor to a number of European companies. Dr. Ettefagh speaks Persian (Farsi), English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and Turkish.

Avoid Reckless Experiments

Ali Ettefagh Tehran, Iran | 13 COMMENTS
Ahmed Rashid, a Pakistani journalist based in Lahore, was the Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review, for 22 years until the magazine was recently closed down. He presently writes for the Daily Telegraph in London, the International Herald Tribune, the New York Review of Books, BBC Online, The Nation, and academic and foreign affairs journals. He appears regularly on international TV and radio stations such as CNN and BBC World Service.

Don't Mess With 19th Century Borders

Ahmed Rashid Lahore, Pakistan | 15 COMMENTS
Miklós Vámos is a Hungarian novelist, screenwriter and talk show host. He is one of the most read and respected writers in his native Hungary. He has taught at Yale University on a Fulbright fellowship, served as The Nation’s East European correspondent, worked as consultant on the Oscar-winning film Mephisto, and presented Hungary’s most-watched cultural television show. Vámos has received numerous awards for his plays, screenplays, novels and short stories, including the Hungarian Merit Award for lifetime achievement. The Book of Fathers is considered his most accomplished novel and has sold 200,000 copies in Hungary.

Don't Meddle From Afar

Miklos Vamos Budapest, Hungary | 11 COMMENTS
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