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Trump "Pulling Dozens of Diplomats out of Iraq"

By Nahal Toosi, for Politico. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Trump pulling dozens of diplomats out of Iraq The Trump administration is pulling out as many as half of America's diplomats from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad as tensions spike with […]

China to Buy of Exxon's stake in West Qurna?

By John Lee. The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) are reportedly considering acquiring Exxon Mobil's remaining stake in Iraq's West Qurna 1 oilfield. According to sources cited by Bloomberg, the stake could fetch more than $500 million. ExxonMobil originally had a 60% stake in the field, but sold […]

Will Biden chart new course for US Policy in Iraq?

By Dr Renad Mansour for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. When Donald Trump became US president, Iraq was on the verge of defeating ISIS and heading towards stabilisation - as he leaves office, […]

Will Biden Avoid the Barzani Trap in Iraq?

By Michael Rubin, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, for 1001 Iraqi Thoughts. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will Biden Avoid the Barzani Trap in Iraq? There has never been a U.S. president-elect more well-versed in Kurdish affairs than Joe […]

US continues to fund GBV Prevention in Iraq

UNHCR welcomes the new generous contribution from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration towards UNHCR's Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention and response activities for internally displaced persons, returnees, and refugees in Iraq. GBV remains a major area of concern to UNHCR and is generally underreported due to social stigma, fear […]

Biden "Unlikely to Turn Back in Iraq"

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Biden unlikely to turn back in Iraq Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says Biden knows Iraq "as well or better than just about anyone." Click here to read the full […]

US threat to shutter Baghdad Embassy 'Ongoing'

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US threat to shutter Baghdad embassy 'ongoing,' says Syria envoy Outgoing US Syria envoy James Jeffrey says the State Department's threats to close the US Embassy in Iraq is "very serious." […]

Iraqi Officials Welcome Biden Presidency

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi officials welcome Biden presidency While Iraqi leaders and officials have welcomed a Biden presidency, there are worries about what direction US policy will take when it comes to Baghdad. Click […]

Iran "Desperate to Maintain Iraqi Financial Lifeline"

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Significant challenges face Kadhimi's economic reform project Iran's central bank governor, Abdolnaser Hemmati (pictured), recently paid a surprise visit to Baghdad, three days after the United States slapped sanctions […]

US gives $4m to American University of Kurdistan

US Consul General Robert Waller visited the American University of Kurdistan (AUK) and met with its president, Dr. Randall Rhodes. They announced the "Support to American-Style Higher Education in Iraq" program, with a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of State. AUK is now partnered with six U.S. universities. This grant will support accreditation […]