Sharia law appears to break a country down into tribes. I am not sure how you govern a collection of tribes when your main laws can’t be changed and are not based on the common law but on ancient history. Any parts of the law that do not conform to modern conditions can’t be changed.
He is dealing with a democracy which has a built in problem. A democracy does not protect minority rights. The only way minorities can protect themselves is violence so every group needs to be armed for protection.
The oil money helps fuel the crises and the fact that Iraq nationalized the oil set up the condition that one tribe has to gain control of it and rule the country by force.
We could be that tribe and pull the plug on the violence but we won’t do it because we will be called thieves. We would not be except for the fact that the oil was not our governments but the international oil companies. Returning it to them and writing the tax laws for it into the Iraqi constitution would be a plan.
The oil companies would just be more tribes and should fit
into the culture.
The final step is for the Iraqi’s to pick a dominate tribe with a peace treaty with as many other tribes as can be worked out.
I think as an exception the oil company tribes would have to be part of that treaty.
Then comes Islam. The book says that such treaties with the infidel should not be honored.The treaty after having been made would have to be enforced by an outside non Islamic force.
I don’t know how we institutionalize that force. It has to be as durable as the Koran.