Without the US, don’t expect a universal oil deal

As the world enters a darker phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, what began as a row between Moscow and Riyadh over OPEC+ oil supply reduction quotas,...

Health Check: What Does COVID-19 Reveal About Iraq’s Public Health Resources?

When we assess how COVID-19 may affect fragile states, it’s important to remember the context of each country in question. Have serious disease outbreaks...

Op-Ed: Iraq’s Oil Strategy Should Prioritise Market Share Over Price Agreements

In the midst of a chaotic misalignment of targets and disagreement among OPEC’s oil producers on whether to continue a policy of supply adjustment...

Scaling up Job Creation: An Interview with Ewout Frankema

In our current series on job creation strategies – titled “Towards Sustainable Job Creation in Iraq“, we have been particularly keen to speak with...

Residential Electricity Subsidies in Iraq: Exploring Options for Reform

For almost a year, Iraq Energy Institute (IEI) fellows, researchers and staff have been devising a reform roadmap, with policy recommendations, that aims to...

More Than A Green Economy: The promise of Distributed Energy in...

With the ongoing COVID-2019 crisis causing global economic chaos, there will be more focus on resilience for electricity supplies in developed and developing countries....

Missing the long game: Washington’s high-risk energy diplomacy in Iraq

Washington’s foreign relations in the Middle East are often characterized by ebb and flow, tracking the region’s dynamic politics. But when it comes to...

Iraq In the Time of Corona: After ISIS, An Unwelcome Hydra-Headed...

Comprising 93% of fiscal budgetary revenues, 60% of GDP and 99% of exports, oil is indisputably the lifeblood of Iraq’s economy. The gravity of...

Short Term Goals for a Job Creation Strategy in Iraq

Job creation in Iraq has been a difficult undertaking for the Government of Iraq (GoI) as the country’s population of 38.43 million (as of...

Overview of Iraq’s Renewable Energy Progress in 2019

Iraq has been endowed by vast oil and gas reserves but the country also has one of the most attractive solar irradiation levels in...

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