This work was written by Ahmed Mousa Jiyad, and it is reproduced here with his permission. It was originally published by MEES v54:n23, Monday 6 June 2011.
Mr Jiyad is an independent development consultant, scholar and Associate with Centre for Global Energy Studies-CGES, London. He was formerly a senior economist with the Iraq National Oil Company and Iraq’s Ministry of Oil, Chief Expert for the Council of Ministers, Director at the Ministry of Trade, and International Specialist with UN organizations in Uganda, Sudan and Jordan. Jiyad is regular contributor to MEES publications. He is now based in Norway (Email: [email protected]).
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