International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Abalkhail is the former Minister of Finance for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a position he held for over twenty years. He is an internationally respected expert in Middle Eastern financial affairs and currently serves as a director on a number of international banking boards.
March 31, 2003
Op-Ed, Boston Globe
By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School and H.E. Sheikh Abalkhail, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
THE IRAQ SPECTACLE now running 24/7 is simultaneously war and theater. In both arenas, it is in General Tommy Franks's words 'a campaign unlike any other in history. For secondary audiences of this ultimate in reality TV, the swirl of images and finely spun words has been confusing, and sometimes misleading.