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Weekly Security Update

By Tom Walker, Director, Assaye Risk COUNTRY OVERVIEW After a brief week-long hiatus the intensity and number of high impact attacks against political and sectarian targets increased with bombings countrywide as Iraqis prepare to go to the polls on Saturday to vote for members of provincial councils in a ballot that will be a measure […]

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Iraq-Jordan $18bn Pipeline – Reality or Fantasy?

By John Lee. Commenting in Oilprice.com on the newly-announced, $18-billion pipeline from Iraq to Jordan, John C.K. Daly says that while it is easy to understand the appeal of such a project in energy-starved Jordan, the geopolitical issues remain significant and seemingly unresolved. The 1,043 mile-long dual pipeline would be capable of transporting one million barrels of […]

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Video: Iraq on Terror Alert

From Jewish News One. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. With the Iraqi provincial elections now just days away, members of the police force and army have cast their votes ahead of time, with lines developing outside polling stations across the country, […]

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The Prize for the Best Promise of the Week

By Padraig O’Hannelly. In 1987, management guru and writer Tom Peters wrote that the formula for success was to under-promise and over-deliver — in other words, to manage expectations. We can only hope that this maxim was in the mind of Iraq’s Minister of Electricity, Abdulkarim Aftan [Karrem Aftan al-Jumali]., when he spoke this week about […]

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More Progress Required on Landmines

Iraq continues to be one of the most contaminated countries in the world with landmines and unexploded ordinance. Today, on the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the United Nations calls for more progress to eliminate the threat of landmines to Iraqis. “Landmines and unexploded ordinance continue to terribly affect Iraqis, […]

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Iraq Set to Expand Free Trade Zones

By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq, with its privileged geographical location, plans to improve the performance of its three free-trade zones. It also intends to establish new free-trade zones as part of efforts to diversify its […]

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