Norman Ricklefs

Norman Ricklefs worked with the U.S. government in Iraq between 2005 and 2010. During that time he served as the advisor to the secretary general of the Ministry of Defense and as the senior advisor to the Iraqi Minister of Interior. He is the president of the Dubai-based Iraq Advisory Group, which advises and supports foreign companies operating in Iraq.

  • What Happened to Iraq?

    Terrorists that the U.S. subdued, but never defeated, have reemerged and now threaten to restart Iraq's sectarian civil war.

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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How Is Social Media Changing Journalism?

How new platforms are transforming radio, TV, print, and digital

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The Place Where Silent Movies Sing

How an antique, wind-powered pipe organ brings films to life

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The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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