This city with many faces jostling to define its future is my new home. From my desk at the head of the U.N. Assistance Mission in Iraq, it is striking how unreservedly foreign politicians, diplomats, think tanks and journalists offer their opinions or prescriptions on the future of this country. Yet Iraqis have a vivid sense of international interference over their long history. I am acutely aware that despite all the talk on how to “normalize” Iraq, our international prescriptions of “normalization” might not be what Iraqis are seeking.
The U.N. presence in Iraq represents a paradox. One the one hand, we reflect the global community’s direct interest in Iraq’s future.… Seguir leyendo »