Interviews

INTERRUPTING ISIL'S FINANCE FLOW EXAMINED BY FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUB-COMMITTEE (UK PARLIAMENT)

Interrupting ISIL's finance flow examined by Sub-committee

The Foreign Affairs Committee has established a sub-committee to examine the UK’s role in interrupting the flow of financing to ISIL. All members of the Committee are members of the Sub-committee, which is chaired by John Baron MP.

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IRAQ'S PERFECT STORM: THE CHALLENGES OF ISIS AND OIL

Professor Frank R. Gunter (author of 'The Political Economy of Iraq') spoke to Harem Karem about Iraqi and KRG corruption, ISIS, the oil price drop, partition and other issues.

HK: You have called for fundamental change in the Iraqi economy; aside from the huge challenges posed by

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH H.E. THAMIR AL-GHADHBAN

Iraq Energy Institute (IEI) conducted this exclusive interview with HE Thamir Al-Ghadhban, the Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Iraq on Energy Affairs. Mr. Al-Ghadhban has decades’ of experience in the energy sector, working through the nationalization period of Iraq’s oil industry in the 1970s and 80s, and

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THE NEW CAPITAL OF TERRORISM: EXPERT OPINION

(World Economic Journal, Brookings)

By: Luay Al-Khatteeb and Olga Irisova

Editor's Note: Luay Alkhatteeb was speaking with Olga Irisova of World Economic Journal. This interview was originally published here .

Olga Irisova: What countries have an economic interest in Iraq today?

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$7.3 BILLION ON KRG FUEL IMPORTS COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED WITH AFFORDABLE GAS: LUAY AL-KHATTEEB

Interview by Harem Karem:

Q1: How do you see the future of the current deal between Baghdad and Erbil? We are handing over the agreed oil volumes to Baghdad and fighting a war with ISIS. Why is the federal government still not paying the full monthly budget

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TURKEY 'DRIVEN BY GREED' IN KURD OIL ROW: IRAQ DEPUTY PM

Ankara has been "driven by greed" in an escalating row over oil pumped from Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region and shipped overseas via Turkey, Baghdad's top energy official told AFP Sunday.

Hussein al-Shahristani, deputy prime minister for energy affairs, also threatened legal action against firms that purchased the

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INTERVIEW WITH DR. JAFAR DHIA JAFAR, CEO, URUK

Dr. Jafar co-founded the Uruk Project Development Company in Dubai during 2003. He has extensive experience in the power generation field, having led Iraq’s electricity reconstruction efforts from 1991 to 1999 as well as serving as Chairman of the Iraqi National Committee for Technology Transfer from 1996 to 2003.

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PREMIER BARZANI EXCLUSIVE: OIL SALES BEGIN IN MAY

The beginning of May, Erbil will start selling its stored oil in the Turkish point of Ceyhan – with or without Baghdad’s consent, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani declared in an important and wide-ranging exclusive with Rudaw. “We will sell it. That is our decision.”

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US FIRMS FORM IRAQ OIL SERVICES GROUP

North America Western Asia Holdings (NAWAH), U.S. Steel Tubular Products, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, and MRC Global Inc. have announced an alliance to bring critical oil well equipment into the natural resources-rich region of southern Iraq. The consortium will serve an international lineup of leading oil and

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