Interviews

PRESIDENT BARZANI’S INTERVIEW WITH AL HAYAT NEWSPAPER

The following is the translation of President Barzani’s full interview with the Arabic language Al-Hayat newspaper.

QUESTION: I am surprised by your calmness when the region surrounding the Kurdistan Region is in turmoil?

PRESIDENT BARZANI: We thank God for this stability. This is due to

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VIDEO: NICHOLSON, “IRAQ HAS MASSIVE POTENTIAL”

Becky Anderson speaks to British Trade Envoy to Iraq Emma Nicholson about business opportunities in the war torn country.

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February 3, 2014, Iraq-BusinessNews.com (from CNN)

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KEYNOTE SPEECH BY DEPUTY PM OF IRAQ DR HUSSAIN AL-SHAHRISTANI

MENA Energy Conference

Chatham House

London

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LUKMAN FAILY, IRAQI AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES

September 2013 saw some of the worst violence in Iraq since the civil unrest of 2007 and 2008. Two years after international forces withdrew from the country, Iraq has struggled to stand on its own two feet.

U.S.-Iraq relations have clearly moved to another level, past direct military

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IRAQI DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER WARNS ON KRG EXPORTS

Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Husain al-Shahristani is not afraid to speak his mind and his remarks at a news conference on 16 October on the sidelines of the World Energy Congress in Daegu, South Korea, were both revealing and candid. Having previously called on the KRG to link their newly

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MALIKI: TERRORISM ‘DIRECTLY RELATED’ TO SYRIA

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in an exclusive written interview with Al-Monitor, said that Iraq supports a “transitional government that will manage affairs until elections are held and a constitution is adopted” in Syria.

Maliki, who opposed a US strike on Syria and any outside military intervention there, said

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BALANCING GEOLOGICAL POTENTIAL AND POLITICAL RISK: INTERVIEW WITH TONY HAYWARD

From Kurdistan to Somaliland, for independent oil companies, getting your hands on new exploration acreage where both technical risk and political risk are low is impossible. Exploring for oil and gas in new frontiers is all about striking the right balance between geological potential and political risk. Take it from

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IRAQ THREATENS TO CUT REVENUE TO KURDS OVER PIPELINE TO TURKEY

Iraq threatened to cut oil revenue to the Kurdish north in a deepening standoff over a new export pipeline that companies from DNO International ASA to Genel Energy Plc plan to use to ship crude from the region.

The government in Baghdad may refuse to give the 17 percent

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DIALOGUE ON CONTENTIOUS OIL ISSUES IN IRAQ

The first independent newspaper in Kurdistan-Iraq, Hawlati, e-interviewed me on mid-July. The Q&A is in English then translated into Kurdish and the edited text was published in two parts: numbers 1104 and 1105 dated 23 and 24 July 2013, and their “Pdf” files are available upon request.

The dialogue

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