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“Iraq’s Energy Future Lies to the North”

By John Lee. A new report from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy says that Iraqi hydrocarbons “will either be exploited by Iran and its allies or used for Iraq’s own benefit, transforming the country into an energy export hub between the Gulf states, Turkey, and Europe. The United States has a strong strategic […]

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Pentagon Stops Budgeting for Peshmerga Salaries

By Jack Detsch for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Trump administration’s budget proposal for next fiscal year does not include peshmerga salaries even as the Pentagon aims to continue training the Kurdish force. The Department of Defense had requested $365 million in stipends […]

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The Future of Iraq’s Armed Forces

By John Lee. In a new report published for the Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies, Dr Michael Knights, Lafer Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, argues that those who say that there is no longer any such thing as the Iraqi security forces (ISF) are fully aware the line they are […]

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CWC’s 4th Kurdistan-Iraq Oil and Gas Conference

Highlights from December’s London Conference. By Robert Tollast. According to current plans, the Kurdish region of Iraq will be able to export 1 million barrels of oil in the not too distant future–by some accounts by the end of 2015. By 2020 as much as 10 billion cubic metres of gas will be exported from […]

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Amb. Faily Speaks at Brookings

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ambassador to the US Lukman Faily (pictured) has joined the Lebanese Ambassador in Washington Antoine Chedid and a panel of experts to discuss the growing regional crisis of Syrian refugees and potential conflict overspill from the war. The event was hosted by The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and held […]

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