"Marching into a Trap: Bush's Iraq Adventure is Bound to Backfire," International Herald Tribune, Nov. 1, 2002
"Let us not be fooled: The upcoming war against Iraq has nothing to do with the war against terror.
President George W. Bush's war is fueled by two things: bolstering the president's popularity as he attempts to ride on the natural wave of American patriotism unleashed by the criminal attacks of Sept. 11; and a misguided temptation to get more oil out of the Middle East by turning a 'friendly' Iraq into a private American oil pumping station...
Thus far, all the arguments presented for sending American boys and girls into one of the world's most dangerous neighborhoods are half-truths, spurious assumptions and utter nonsense. Washington simply cannot prove the case that Iraq is tied to Al Qaeda."
|Involvement and Affiliations:
||Freelance Writer based in New York City and Dubai, UAE
Former Managing Director, Strategic Energy Investment Group (SEIG), Dubai
European Economic Affairs Correspondent, New York Times, 1996-1999
Regional Middle East Correspondent, New York Times, 1986-1996
Energy Editor, Wall Street Journal, 1981-1986
Associate Editor, Mideast Markets, 1972-1975
News Clerk, then Foreign Correspondent and Bureau Chief, Tehran Office, New York Times, 1972-1981
Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Member, Royal Institute for Foreign Affairs, UK
Vice President, Head of Media and Public Affairs for North and South America, and Special Consultant on Middle East, British Petroleum, 1999
Recipient, Polk Award for Journalism
Recipient, International Economists Associate Award
Recipient, Two Overseas Press Club citations
Recipient, Journalism Fellowship, International House
Recipient, Cabot Scholarship, Columbia University
Recipient, Distinguished Alumni Award , the American University, Cairo
||MA, School of Journalism, Columbia University, 1968
BA, Economics and Political Science, American University, Cairo, 1963