Tag Archives | US Embassy

US Embassy: Arms Deals are Transparent, Trusted, and On Track

Despite recent news reports to the contrary, U.S. arms sales to Iraq under the U.S. government’s “Foreign Military Sales” program are completely transparent and accountable, and the sale of army tanks is no exception. The U.S. Embassy emphatically denies a Tuesday report in Al-Dustour newspaper that quoted a “Parliamentary Source” as saying that tanks purchased […]


US to Halve Iraqi Embassy Staff

The US State Department is planning to cut its diplomatic presence in Iraq by as much as half, the New York Times reports. Michael W. McClellan, spokesman for the embassy, said : “Over the last year and continuing this year the Department of State and the Embassy in Baghdad have been considering ways to appropriately […]


2013-2015 Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The U.S. Embassy has announed the beginning of the application period for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for academic years 2013-2015. The Fulbright program is accepting applications February 1 – April 30, 2012.  This prestigious and competitive scholarship program, launched by the U.S. Congress and the late U.S. senator William J. Fulbright in 1946, allows […]

2012 MEPI Student Leaders Program

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the 2012 MEPI Student Leaders Program. The program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State and supports the goals of the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement, provides opportunities to Iraqi undergraduate students to develop leadership skills and promote […]

Professional Association for Iraqi English Teachers Formed

More than 100 educators from all over Iraq attended a conference in Baghdad sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and the British Council November 17-19 to launch the country’s first association dedicated to professional development and networking for English teachers. The participants, representing the primary, secondary, and university levels, established an Iraqi affiliate of the international […]

Opportunities for Iraqis to Study in the United States

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has announced that it is now accepting applications for U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs focused on developing leadership skills. The programs provide Iraqi students and professionals with the opportunity to travel to the United States to exchange ideas and build linkages with their American colleagues.  These programs work to support the […]

Sadr Demands Resistance against the US Embassy in Baghdad

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. […]

Challenges in Iraq's Agriculture Sector

By Ronald P Verdonk, Agricultural Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Iraqi agriculture, like other sectors of the economy, has a lot of catching up to do in order to create jobs and play a more significant role in boosting GNP. Production of grain, vegetables and fruit faces a range of challenges of which […]