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Iraq Oil Money

It’s the Oil, Stupid!

Michael Schwartz | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Michael Schwartz

The insurgents are not only in a struggle against what they see as oppression by a largely Shiite government in Baghdad and its security forces, but also over who will control and benefit from what Maliki -- speaking for most of his constituents -- told the Wall Street Journal is Iraq's "national patrimony."

Pentagon Can't Account For $8.78 BILLION In Iraqi Reconstruction Money

AP | TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A U.S. audit has found that the Pentagon cannot account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraq reconstruction money, spotlighting...

Iraq Oil Contracts Have Uncertain Future

GlobalPost | Matthew Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Now that the votes have been counted, the first big test facing Iraq's fragile democracy is whether it can make the tra...

Iraq Oil: Investors Nervous

New York Times | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- In its drive to expand and modernize Iraq's oil sector, the government of Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki is stumbling over the competi...

Peter W. Galbraith, American Adviser to Kurds, Stands to Reap Huge Oil Profits

nytimes.com | JAMES GLANZ and WALTER GIBBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSLO -- Peter W. Galbraith, an influential former American ambassador, is a powerful voice on Iraq who helped shape the views of policy makers like Jo...

Shell And Iraq Government Agree On Landmark $4 Billion Deal

Financial Times | Ed Crooks and Roula Khalaf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Royal Dutch Shell is to become the first western oil company to sign a deal with the Iraqi government since the US-led invasion of 2003, agreeing a pl...

Richard Perle, War Architect, Exploring Iraq Oil Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Wall Street Journal reports that neoconservative war architect Richard Perle is getting back into Iraq: Influential former Pentagon official Richa...

Iraq's Financial Free Ride May End

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Iraq's financial free ride may be over. After five years, Republicans and Democrats seem to have found common ground on at least on...

Senate Seeking Audit Of Iraq Oil Money

New York Times | JAMES GLANZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two senior members of the Senate Armed Services Committee have requested a full accounting of how Iraq is spending its soaring oil revenues, amid star...