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Sajad Jiyad is a visiting fellow with the Middle East and North Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Jiyad is an Iraqi political analyst based in Baghdad. He is the former Managing Director of the Al-Bayan Center, an Iraqi policy institute. Sajad's main focus is on public policy and governance in Iraq and he also works on capacity building of public institutions and civil society organisations through conferences, workshops and training programs. Frequently published and cited in media as an expert commentator, Sajad is also partnered with a number of international organisations and think tanks to provide ground-level research on Iraq and solutions for development-related issues. Sajad’s educational background is in Economics and Politics, and Islamic Studies.

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  • A responsible government must re-examine Trident

    Nick Witney - 21 April, 2010

    Tomorrow night?s foreign policy Leaders? Debate will cover a lot of ground, and Trident will no doubt be discussed. Nick Witney argues that a post-election defence review that does not include Trident is irresponsible and absurd.

    Eine St?tze fur den Euro

    Ulrike Guérot - 21 April, 2010

    Der Euro braucht eine institutionelle Komplettierung und es h?ngt ganz wesentlich von Deutschland ab, ob das erreicht wird oder nicht.

    Break down these walls

    Richard Gowan, Daniel Korski - 21 April, 2010

    The EU should reinvent its crisis management capabilities / An open letter to the 27 Permanent Representatives to the EU.

    Will Europe rise to the Eyjafjallajokull challenge?

    François Godement, Daniel Korski - 20 April, 2010

    The eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano has created transport chaos, but the EU can lead the way in finding a trans-national solution to a cross-border crisis.

    Despatches from a presidency in limbo

    José Ignacio Torreblanca - 20 April, 2010

    Summit after summit. Is the Spanish Presidency of the European Union running out of legs?

    The making of a strategic shambles

    Richard Gowan - 19 April, 2010

    The West tried to help in Darfur and Chad. But by having to cooperate with governments responsible for much of the suffering, EU and UN troops ended up pawns in struggles they could not stop.

    The EU?s ?slow food? enlargement

    Daniel Korski - 14 April, 2010

    The EU enlargement debate used to be about expanding freedoms and preventing conflict. But a lot of Europeans now think that whatever lies outside the EU?s borders can stay there.

    Sudan, 2011

    Richard Gowan - 13 April, 2010

    In January 2011 the people of South Sudan will vote on whether to secede from the North. Violence is expected to follow. The EU must start preparing now for an intervention in Sudan if it is to have any chance of being ready to help.

    A new START, but that doesn't mean it's NOFUN

    Nick Witney - 12 April, 2010

    Obama's moves over nuclear weapons need putting in context. The US no longer needs them to equalise the USSR's conventional forces, but others might need nuclear weapons to equalise the US military

    Sudan: the EU?s election problem

    Richard Gowan - 9 April, 2010

    The EU has had to withdraw its election observers from Darfur before the upcoming Sudanese election. No surprise there: Darfur remains a dangerous place. But what why did the EU get involved in this controversial poll in the first place?


    José Ignacio Torreblanca - 7 April, 2010

    Sorry, but protestants do not perform better than catholics and EU laws do not represent 80% of national legislation. It's time to have another look at some deep-rooted prejudices.

    The price of principle

    Susi Dennison - 6 April, 2010

    Attention turns once again to Sri Lanka this week as the country gears up for its parliamentary elections. The EU recently decided to stop treating Sri Lanka as a preferential trading partner. What does this mean for Sri Lanka, and does it affect the EU?s clout in standing up…