Former pupil of Albert Wohlstetter, then assistant to Paul Wolfowitz whose doctrine of the United States as the only super power he wrote, Zalmay Khalilzad was an expert on Islamist movements at the State Department during the first war of Afghanistan and the Gulf War, later he was a researcher at the Rand Corporation and advisor of Unocal in Central Asia. He was one of the founders of the Project for a New American Century and headed the transition team of President Bush to the Pentagon. Currently, he is a special ambassador to Iraq alter he held a similar position in Afghanistan.
Iraq’s draft constitution should be evaluated on two standards: its ability to turn Iraq into a real democracy and its potential to maintain Iraqis together and to undermine insurgency. It met the first test and it will face the second when Iraqis vote in the October 15 referendum.
The constitutional draft enshrines values and structures that should aid in the democratization of the country, its stabilization, starting from universal values and the Iraqi tradition. Thanks to this text, all (...)