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mother: Faiza, sons: Raed, Khalid , and Majid writing down their diaries. Father: Azzam is not interested.



Updated: 2016-12-01T19:19:19.155+03:00

 



From where we got these extremist people in our countries?

2015-03-24T13:47:42.644+03:00

Good morning I was thinking about this phenomenon of extremist people who appeared suddenly in our countries and pulling all the attention in the international media and being a strong actors and  threat to our countries. Let me take Iraq as an example. We have never seen such kind of extremist groups before 2003. Even when  we had oppositions against  Saddam, they were either from the Iraqi



Iraq crisis since 2003

2014-06-28T16:29:56.638+03:00

Good morning I know it's difficult for any outsider to understand what's going on in Iraq unless he/ she has read the history of Iraq. It is obvious that the geographic location of Iraq had made it's political life always unstable. We have in the North Turkey, which is a strong regional actor, in the East Iran, another strong regional power, and recently in the South strong Gulf countries such




2014-04-28T10:01:29.549+03:00

 Al-Zaatari Camp for Syrian Refugees 




2014-04-27T14:38:21.120+03:00

Dear All Sorry for being away and have no chance to write a new post  since long time. I have finished studying all the required courses for the Master Degree in the American University in Cairo, and I am planning to go back to Cairo next Sept. to resume my thesis writing. I took education leave from the AUC to postpone my last semester due to bad security conditions in Egypt. I have worked here



Election Ballot Boxes Are Not Enough to Bring Stability...

2013-03-24T13:40:16.306+03:00

  Friday 13 March 2013 Peace be upon you..   I am still in Cairo, the city that I love so much and consider it to be a second home after Baghdad. This is my last semester in the University. I am supposed to submit the Masters’ thesis next semester in God’s willing. I don’t feel lonely here. People here are so kind especially with non-Egyptians. They love visitors and they are very



بين السياسات العامه وبين الغزو الثقافي في اوطاننا ...

2013-03-22T23:22:25.607+03:00

    الجمعه 22 آذار  2013    السلام عليكم هذا الفصل أدرس مادتين ممتعتين , واحده اسمها تقييم سياسات حكوميه Public policy analysis  والمادة الثانيه عن حكومات تركز عملها على خدمة المواطن Citizen –centered government الماده الاولى ممتعه جدا , وهي تشرح خطوت عملية صنع القرار ولماذا هي بطيئه ؟ وما هي انواع منظومات اتخاذ القرار  المألوفه في دول  العالم .



صناديق الاقتراع وحدها لا تكفي لجلب الاستقرار ....

2013-03-16T11:12:56.285+03:00

  الجمعه 15 آذار 2013 السلام عليكم مازلت في القاهره التي احبها كثيرا كأنها بيتي الثاني بعد بغداد, هذا آخر فصل دراسي لي في الجامعه , والمفروض انني سأكتب رسالة الماجستير في الفصل القادم  ان شاء الله , لا أشعر بالوحشه هنا , الناس طيبون وخصوصا مع غير المصريين , يحبون الزائر لبلدهم  ويبدون له المودة والاحترام والترحيب لكن البلد بلا شك يمر بمرحله انتقاليه فيها قلق كثير, وفوضى



We are still dreaming of better future....

2012-07-14T08:35:04.184+03:00

Monday 2 July 2012 Peace be upon you I was so happy after the announcement of results of the Egyptian election and the winning of Dr. Mohammad Mursi in the  presidency race. I believe that millions of Arabs and Muslims around the world were happy with this result …they have greater hope after hearing the speeches of Dr. Mursi in Tahreer (Liberation) Square and in Cairo University.  He



مازلنا نحلم بمستقبل أفضل ...

2012-07-03T11:03:12.895+03:00

الاثنين 2 تموز 2012  السلام عليكم فرحت كثيرا بعد اعلان نتائج انتخابات مصر وفوز الدكتور محمد مرسي بمنصب الرئاسه . اعتقد ان الملايين من العرب والمسلمين  حول العالم قد فرحوا لهذه النتيجه , وزادت آمالهم بعد سماع خطابات الدكتور مرسي في ميدان التحرير وفي جامعة القاهره , حيث وعد بعمل تغييرات كثيرة في البلاد تتجه كلها نحو طريق الحريه والعداله الاجتماعيه والتغيير الايجابي. تجربة مصر هي تجربه




2012-06-24T16:43:28.857+03:00

 The fight for change in Egypt? Sunday 17 June 2012 Peace be upon you.. My sincere apology for not writing that often because I was busy studying for the Masters in Cairo. I have been living in Egypt for year and a half (two months before the evolution started) I’d like to record my notes on what I have observed in the Egyptian street. When I first arrived to Egypt, I was shocked to see




2012-06-24T16:41:46.724+03:00

 Why were people’s priorities lost? Monday 18 June 2012 Peace be upon you.. I don’t know why the world around us transformed to a meaningless, desperate and silly place. Is this only felt by those living in our region where there are wars, occupations, and continuous political conflicts that exhaust our nation’s wealth and people’s energy while wasting our time without valuable



لماذا ضاعت أولويات الناس ؟

2012-06-18T14:26:29.687+03:00

الاثنين 18 حزيران 2012 السلام عليكم .. لاادري لماذا العالم حولنا يتحول الى مكان بائس وتافه وبلا معنى , هل هذا الشعور فقط لمن يعيشون في اوطاننا هنا حيث الحروب والاحتلالات والصراعات السياسيه المستمره  التي تستنزف أموال الدول وطاقة الشعوب وتضيع اوقاتنا بلا انجازات ذات قيمة . أم هو حال المواطنين في كل مكان على هذه الكرة الارضيه ؟ حين يعاني الفقير فلا يجد من يعينه , ويشتكي المريض فلا يجد من



الصراع من أجل التغيير في مصر...

2012-06-17T09:29:55.091+03:00

السبت 16 حزيران 2012 السلام عليكم .. أنا آسفه لقلة كتاباتي على البلوغ , لأنني مشغوله في دراستي للماستر في القاهره . أعيش في مصر منذ حوالي السنه والنصف ( قبل الثورة بشهرين ) وأريد ان أسجل ملاحظاتي عما رأيته في الشارع المصري. في البدايه عندما ذهبت لمصر كانت لي صدمة ان أرى الشوارع المكتظه بالسيارت الخاصه الصغيرة بدل المواصلات العامه الكافيه , وايضا الشوارع مليئه بالتراب والقمامه. ورأيت أيضا



My Reserach proposal about education reform in Egypt

2012-06-14T18:57:52.915+03:00

Dear All, I have just finished my third academic semester in the American University in Cairo. I am pursuing my Master Degree in Public Policy and Administartion. I wrote this proposal about Education Reform in Egypt and the Role of Local NGOs. Hopefully it will add a valuable infomation for many people. Maybe my thesis will be about the same topic, so that I will continue to implement my



A year in Egypt....

2012-01-05T18:55:15.886+03:00

Saturday,December 31, 2011Peace be upon youThis is the last day in this year. No doubt, it has been a very special year. I spent most of the year in Egypt. I have finished two semesters in the American University in Cairo. Now I am spending the winter break in Jordan with my family… I love Cairo and I love the people there too. There are similarities between them and the Iraqis. They are so



سنه في مصر ...

2012-01-02T10:06:28.916+03:00

السبت 31 ديسمبر 2011 السلام عليكم ,هذا هو اليوم الاخير في هذه السنه, وكانت سنة مميزه بدون شك , حيث قضيت معظمها في مصر , وانهيت فصلين دراسيين في الجامعه الامريكيه في القاهره , والان عندي استراحة عطلة الشتاء اقضيها في الاردن مع العائله ...احببت القاهره كثيرا والناس ايضا احببتهم , رأيت فيهم أشياء كثيرة تشبه العراقيين , نفسهم طيبه وكريمه ويحبون الضيف ويحترمونه وماعندهم تكبر وعجرفه , وعندهم تدين أكثر



The American University in Cairo...

2012-01-02T10:05:08.218+03:00

Dear All,I have just finished the second academic semester in the AUC, where I persue my Master studies in Public Policy and Adminstration.I left to Jordan, to have short vacation with my family.Also I would like to share with you this reserach paper about education reform in Iraq after 2003. Hopefully it will help many people to know more about facts on ground in Iraq. Hopefully will have enough



A letter from a community group in Utah

2011-09-15T17:32:12.235+03:00

Good afternoon Faiza!I wanted to take a moment to commend you on the Family in Baghdad blog. What a fascinating blog! I really appreciate and enjoy the blog posts made by yourself and your family members. It is a really enlightening look at a culture with which I have very little experience, and I enjoy reading about your various experiences and view points. I particularly enjoyed your recent



Research paper/ Education sector in Iraq

2011-06-11T10:29:16.173+03:00

Dear All, I have just finished my first semester in the American University in Cairo, where my master study about public Adminstration and public policy was started last Febrauary 2011.I wrote this research paper about Public Policy regardding Education sector in Iraq since 1970.I know that the paper was not perfect 100% due to lack of refernces sometimes, but I did my best to be honest and



Useful Experiences…

2011-04-15T13:44:01.354+03:00

Part 1Peace be upon you…I am still in Cairo, busy and dedicated to studying. My life here is very quiet and only filled with studying and researching. I don’t have any social relationships except with my school colleagues. We meet twice a week at the campus. I might go one more day to the University to spend sometime in the Library…This world is much more comfortable than work experiences. Work




2011-04-15T13:36:36.212+03:00

Part 2I said to myself, these local organizations are losers. Maybe the international organizations have a better system, more reliability and more auditing…In 2009, I received an email from an Iraqi lady who lives in America and of course she is a US citizen. She runs an organization for women and has 8 branches in all over the world including Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries in Africa.



تجارب مفيده .....

2011-04-10T17:04:26.226+03:00

الاحد 10 نيسان 2011 السلام عليكم ,انا مازلت في القاهره ومشغوله ومتفرغه للدراسه , حياتي هنا هادئه جدا وليس فيها سوى الدراسه والبحوث , وليس عندي اي علاقات اجتماعيه سوى زميلاتي في الدراسه , حيث نتقابل مرتين في الجامعه اسبوعيا , وربما اذهب للجامعه يوم اخر لقضاء الوقت في المكتبه ..هذا العالم اكثر راحة من تجارب العمل , العمل متعب ونضطر دائما للعمل مع أناس لا ننسجم معهم كثيرا, ربما في سلوكهم او في




2011-02-18T22:21:12.001+03:00




Between Baghdad and Cairo....

2011-02-18T22:18:30.901+03:00

Sunday, February 13, 2011Peace be upon you…I am currently in Cairo. I arrived two months ago and applied to the American University. I was admitted in a graduate study program that will last for at least two years. It saddens me of to be away from Iraq. However, studying is a break for me from the suffering I experienced in Iraq during 2010 when I worked there for ten months. I was exhausted



بين بغداد والقاهره .....

2011-02-18T22:23:47.268+03:00

الأحد 13 شباط 2011 السلام عليكم ...انا حاليا في القاهره , جئت الى هنا منذ شهرين حيث قدمت للجامعه الامريكيه وتم قبولي في الدراسات العليا , وسوف تستغرق عملية إكمال الدراسه مالايقل عن سنتين ..طبعا يحزنني ان اكون بعيده عن العراق , لكن هذه الدراسه هي استراحه من معاناتي في العراق سنة 2010 حيث عملت هناك لعشرة شهور متعبه مع منظمات المجتمع المدني , و اريد الأن استغلال الوقت في الدراسه في تخصص حول