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About Anwar Rizvi

Anwar Raza Rizvi is a graduate in political science, a political analyst on Islamic/Middle Eastern affairs who has written for the Sunday Times and the Daily Times ( Pakistan).

Articles by Anwar Rizvi

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Jordan bearing the brunt

Already home to almost two million Palestinians, Jordan has had to take in almost a million Iraqi refugees as an aftermath of the two Gulf wars, the majority of whom have not returned.

Iraq: civil war or no civil war?

Iraq three years after the fall of Saddam is a place of sectarian and insurgent violence, insecurity and fear. But does this amount to civil war? Anwar Rizvi, recently in Iraq, weighs the evidence.

Iraq united: Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim interviewed

Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, leader of the largest party in the victorious Shi’a coalition likely to dominate Iraq’s new government, talks to Anwar Rizvi about uniting Iraq, defeating insurgency, and keeping faith with an Iran threatened by United States attack.

Shi'a rising in Iraq

As the votes are counted, the real story of Iraq’s first democratic vote since 1953 may be that the country’s Shi’a majority is transforming the nature of Iraqi politics.
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