Author: Kirk Sowell
After Mosul
28 November 2016
Competing claims for northern Iraq will leave the post-IS settlement rife with new geopolitical risks
Baghdad-KRG deal gradually coming on line
22 May 2015
The oil-export deal between the Kurds and the rest of Iraq is working, in part, but complexities and differences still bedevil it
Baghdad makes oil deal with the KRG
16 December 2014
The agreement reached in early December still faces many obstacles, writes Kirk Sowell
Iraqi Prime Minister steps down as state is fracturing
20 August 2014
Vast swathes of Iraqi territory are under Islamist insurgent control, the chasm between the Kurds and Baghdad has widened again, and the country's divisive prime minister has stepped down. Kirk Sowell explains how Iraq has reached the brink
Israel heads for pipelines instead of LNG hub
10 June 2014
Investment plans scrapped and domestic opposition to a land based hub means Israel will focus on a regional pipeline network
Jordan primed for unconventional power
28 January 2014
Oil shale reserves set to help country meet its growing electricity demand amid financial troubles
Iraq is a tangled web of competing demands
8 July 2013
Iraq's prime minister Maliki has, so far, pulled off a delicate balancing act, juggling the competing demands of the country's ethnic groups, writes Kirk Sowell. But for how much longer?