Tagged With Iraq
Kadhimi woos Washington
1 September 2020
The new Iraqi premier is leveraging the US administration’s loathing for Iran to secure energy investments
Turkey’s ambitions have imperial echoes
4 August 2020
Facing the challenge of a domestic economic crisis, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes that successful military interventions in the surrounding region will foster nationalist solidarity
Iraq and Iran move further apart
24 July 2020
Baghdad’s pivot away from its neighbour is increasingly extending to their shared resources
Crude edges higher on Opec+ compliance promises
19 June 2020
Traders see the positives as producers commit to even greater respect for quotas
Iraq seeks a reset
8 June 2020
The new Baghdad government asks for much in return for a pivot towards Saudi Arabia and the US
Iraq stares into revenue abyss
26 March 2020
Plummeting oil prices and stagnant production have thrown government finances into chaos
Iraq’s investor outlook worsens
13 March 2020
The investment environment in Iraq is being affected by continued turmoil in domestic politics and the country’s battle with Covid-19
Baghdad targets greater gas security
7 February 2020
As US-Iranian tensions threaten energy imports, Iraq is ramping-up domestic gas development
Iraq’s bounty risks bitter taste
30 January 2020
After US-led mission helped to largely banish Islamic State from Iraq in 2018, the country has fast become a battleground for power in the region
Iran-US conflict: more to come?
16 January 2020
With the US’s killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the risk of attacks on Mena oil infrastructure is likely to increase
Mena: a region of backhanders
13 January 2020
A new book identifies corruption as a major factor holding back Middle East and North Africa (Mena) development —not least in oil-exporting states
US lobs a grenade into a box of fireworks
3 January 2020
Washington and Tehran may consider their next moves after drone kills top Iranian general, but restraint is the likeliest casualty
KRG keeps registering growth
8 November 2019
Isolated from instability in the south, the pioneers of the north’s independent oil industry are quietly pushing ahead
US may set Timchenko precedent
26 September 2019
Washington’s desire to limit Iranian influence in Iraq may leave its Volga Group sanctions looking hollow
Kuwait and Iraq seek to defuse Iran crisis
20 June 2019
The states depend of the Strait of Hormuz for their oil exports and vital oil revenue
Another hot summer in prospect for Iraq
11 June 2019
Protests could return this summer, against a background of political fragmentation
Changing fortunes for Iraq in 2019
31 January 2019
A new federal government has a powerful engine in terms of rising crude output and export capacity, but also faces huge domestic difficulties
Middle East flashpoints on the horizon
28 January 2019
Opportunities for resolving some conflicts in 2019 look more positive than before, but the region's fundamental crises remain entrenched
Iraqi Kurdistan begins its recovery after a difficult year
3 January 2019
A resurgent energy sector and likely better relations with Baghdad make for a brighter KRI future
IOCs stay committed to south Iraq
16 November 2018
IOCs are pushing ahead with plans for output expansion—and the phasing out of flaring—despite Basra violence this summer
Iraq wrestles with water supply dilemma
13 November 2018
Iraq’s goal of increasing southern crude oil output could be stymied by a shortage of water—a critical issue for the country as a whole
Strategy v market dynamics
2 August 2018
Members must consider a host of complex issues as they wrestle with the problem of managing oil supply
Iraq close to a deal?
27 July 2018
The outlook for the energy sector is bright, but the post-elections political prospects remain cloudy
Iraq's energy sector needs political deal
20 June 2018
Approval of plans to expand Iraq’s oil output and export capacity awaits the formation of a new cabinet, following May’s inconclusive election results
Iraq: let the bargaining begin
22 May 2018
As Iraq settles in for the sizzling summer heat, the political temperature looks set to stay high well into autumn and possibly winter as well
Iraqi oil's 15 bloody years
15 May 2018
Gary Vogler's memoir of post-invasion Iraq gives context to the many challenges the country still faces