Iraqi expats play an important role in the future of the country. Sadly, they are accused of being apathetic of what is happening in Iraq, yet in the election seasons, they become subject to a campaign that discourages them from voting. The justification for boycotting the election is supposed to be a form of protest and a rejection of the current situation. Continue reading
My contribution to ‘PM’ radio program on ABC, interviewed by Eleanor Whitehead.
It is understandable that many Iraqis are reluctant about feeling optimistic towards the future of their country. Hope before 2003 was nonexistent and could be dangerous, while after 2003, people’s hopes mostly consisted of expectations that the fall of Saddam’s regime would mean the direction of the country would move only upwards. However, the country faced difficult challenges from occupation and terrorism to ethnic and sectarian unrest that caused painful disappointment and loss of hope.Continue reading