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Iraq Business News brings you the latest Iraqi politics news, keeping you up to date with the latest information and developments.

Sub-Governorate Separatism in Iraq

New Examples from Dujayl and Balad. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect […]

GE Opens New Offices in Iraq

GE marked the opening of its dedicated office in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, with the first GE Day. The event underlined the company’s focus on strengthening public private partnerships, highlighted by the recent multi-million dollar, multi-year agreement with Mass Global Investment Company to support power distribution in Northern Iraq. GE […]

More Anti-Baath Legislation in Iraq

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]

Time to Keep your Head Down in Iraq

By Gavin Jones, Director of Iraq Business News, and Partner at consultancy firm Upper Quartile. This article was originally published on the Emerging Economics blog. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Last week hundreds of people were arrested all over Iraq in […]

"SME and Microfinance in Iraq not well developed"

By T. Keyzom Ngodup, co-founder and Executive Director at Ideas sYnergy www.ideas-sYnergy.net, a local multiple bottom line advisory enterprise, driving innovation for social impact. According to the recently released World Bank Report The Republic of Iraq: Financial Sector Review, “SME and microfinance is not well developed in Iraq”. Over 85% of lending to Iraq SMEs […]

The Exxon Mobil Bombshell

The following article was published on Monday by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq […]

New Federalism Jurisprudence of State of Law Alliance

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]

Fallout from ExxonMobil/KRG Continues

The fallout from the agreement between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and ExxonMobil to explore six blocks in Kurdistan continues to be felt. According to a report on Friday by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the U.S. government-funded news outlet, Iraq’s central government said it had settled the oil dispute with the KRG with an agreement […]

Barham Salih meets US VP Biden at White House

With the debate about the U.S. troop presence in Iraq seemingly out of the way, the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Barham Salih urged the Vice President of the United States Joseph P. Biden to deploy the broad array of diplomatic and economic tools necessary to ensure that the stability and prosperity […]

Niqash Interviews Iraq’s Reconciliation Minister

Iraq’s National Reconciliation Minister Amir al-Khuzaei talks to NIQASH about why his job may be redundant once the US leaves, how armed militias will join the political process and the Libyan connection with Saddam Hussein’s followers. Any opinions expressed are those of the author and interviewee, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]