By Harith Hasan, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Border Crossings, Roads, and Regional Politics in Iraq Border crossings and cross-border connections have become essential components in the growing regional contest for influence in Iraq. Click […]
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Writing in Oil Price, Simon Watkins says Iraq is playing the United States and China off against each other in the awarding of contracts for infrastructural development and oil sales. Click here to read the full story.
By John Lee. French container transportation and shipping company CMA CGM, has announced the first closing of its agreement with China Merchants Port (CMP), with the sale of its stakes in eight port terminals to Terminal Link. Among the facilities involved is the Umm Qasr Terminal in Iraq. The Terminal Link joint venture was created […]
By Daniel J. Samet, for The Diplomat. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. China, Not Iran, Is the Power to Watch in Iraq Iran is all over Iraq, U.S. Middle East watchers warn. At his nomination for U.S. ambassador to Iraq this […]
By John Lee. Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi has reportedly said that Iraq will join China's "Belt and Road" [One Belt One Road] initiative. According to AFP, he made the announcement in a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a state visit to the country. President Xi said that China would like "to push […]
By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Transport, Abdullah Luaibi [Abdul Allah al-Leibi], has said that Iraq is actively seeking to join China's Belt and Road Initiative ["One Belt, One Road (OBOR)"]. In statements on Monday, the Ministry confirmed that the Minister met with China's Ambassador to Iraq, Zhang Tao, to discuss the plan. It added […]
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