|Biographical detail : ||Iraq’s political scientist.
Ramiz, energetic, powerful and intelligent analyst, and a regular commentator, in the international media, explained how Iraqis felt liberated and humiliated in equal measure when America-led forces illegally occupied his country.
Ramiz’s studies took him to Egypt, a law degree at Princeton (1958), MA at Harvard and DPhil at Oxford in 1973. He joined Iraq’s foreign ministry and given rank of ambassador and then teaching at universities in Baghdad, Kuwait, Jordan and Malaysia, where his book, ‘Political Pressure And The Future Of The Muslim World’, was published.
Gailan Mahmood Ramiz, tall, thin and angular, was born into an illustrious family whose father, once an Ottoman army officer, took part in the 1920 revolt against the British, and was never favoured by the colonial authorities.
Gailan Mahmood Ramiz was killed in Baghdad.