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Iraqi Prime Minister to visit United States

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is to visit the United States later this month. In a statement, he White House said: "President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of the Republic of Iraq to the White House on August 20, 2020. "The visit comes at a critical time for […]

US Praises Deal to Import Electricity from GCC

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, the Republic of Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): The Government of Iraq, Gulf Cooperation Council, and United States have renewed their full support for the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) project to connect the electricity […]

Coronavirus: US could Lose Kurdistan to China

By Yerevan Saeed for Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Coronavirus could cause US to lose Iraqi Kurdish region to China Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, China has been working to expand its influence over the KRG […]

ICF Steps Up Advocacy with New Identity Refresh

The Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF), the United States' largest charity devoted exclusively to advocacy and support for Iraq's children, premiered today a fresh, impactful design and message for the cause. ICF Board Chairman Mohammed Khudairi explained: "Today, we reintroduce ourselves to Americans and the international community with a fresh voice. For over a decade, ICF […]

US Firm wins $15m Iraq Training Deal

By John Lee. Spartan Air Academy Iraq LLC, Irving, Texas, has been awarded a $14,769,952 firm-fixed-price modification (P00006) to contract FA8617-20-C-6232 for the Iraq T-6A contractor logistics support and training maintenance program. The modification provides for the exercise of an option to extend the term of the contract for the continued services needed in order […]

US Policy Puts Iraqi Dialogue at Risk

By Toby Dodge, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Twin Pillars of US Policy Puts Iraqi Dialogue at Risk A new strategic dialogue between US and Iraqi governments is meant to place the bilateral relationship on a sustainable basis. […]

Shaping a US Strategy for the "Ghosts" of Iraq

By Anthony H. Cordesman, for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Strategic Dialogue: Shaping a U.S. Strategy for the "Ghosts" of Iraq The Burke Chair is issuing the fourth major revision to a Burke […]

Video: What next for US Troops in Iraq?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The future for more than 5,000 US soldiers in Iraq is about to become clearer. Since joining the fight against ISIL in 2014, Washington has provided about $5bn in military aid to Baghdad. […]

US Promotes Educational Exchange Programs

Consul General in Erbil Virtually Meets President and Students of Sulaimaniya University The U.S. Consul General in Erbil, Steve Fagin, met virtually with Dr. Ridha Hassan Hussein, President of Sulaimaniya University and students to discuss future academic collaboration, the impact of COVID19 and recent activities organized by the American Corner in Sulaimaniya. Consul General Fagin […]

US-Iraq Strategic Talks "Not Just About Security Issues"

By Larry Luxner, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US-Iraq strategic talks not just about security issues, says Iraqi former foreign minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was confirmed as prime minister of Iraq on May 6 and the task […]

General Dynamics Wins Iraq Contract

By John Lee. General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $7,746,408 modification (P00018) to contract W56HZV-17-C-0026 to provide logistics support and training services to the Iraqi Army. Work will be performed in Taji, Iraq, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020. (Source: US Dept of Defense)