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Elections in Iraq

ANTONIA JUHASZ
Juhasz wrote the recent article “Of Oil And Elections.” She is a scholar with Foreign Policy In Focus.
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ABBAS KADHIM
Kadhim has written several pieces on the elections, including “The Expatriate Vote,” “Hellish Elections” and “Wag the Vote.” He is originally from Najaf, where he has family. He joined in the uprising against Saddam Hussein following the 1991 Gulf War. After the U.S. failed to back the Iraqis trying to overthrow the Iraqi dictator, Kadhim went to Saudi Arabia, where he was detained in a camp for over a year. He is now teaching at the University of California at Berkeley and finishing a doctorate in Islamic studies.
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CARL CONETTA
Co-director of the Project on Defense Alternatives, Conetta wrote the new report “The Iraqi Election Bait and Switch: Faulty Poll Will Not Bring Peace or U.S. Withdrawal.”
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DAHR JAMAIL
Currently in Baghdad, Jamail has been reporting unembedded from Iraq for months; his articles in various publications and his blog are at the above web page.
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DAVID ENDERS
Enders has been in Iraq for over a year reporting from outside the Green Zone. He has written a piece entitled “The Iraq Election Primer,” at the above web page, for Mother Jones magazine. His book Baghdad Bulletin: The Real Story of the War in Iraq will be released in April.
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KHALID JARRAR
Jarrar is a young adult resident of Baghdad and posts to the blog below.
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JAMES PAUL
Paul is executive director of the Global Policy Forum, which monitors policy-making at the United Nations.
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FRANK BRODHEAD
Brodhead is co-author (with Edward S. Herman) of the book Demonstration Elections: U.S.-Staged Elections in the Dominican Republic, Vietnam, and El Salvador and wrote the recent article “Reframing the Iraq Election.”
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For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167