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Iraqi Oil

Running the World's Largest Embassy (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

On this week's episode of "Conversations with Nicholas Kralev," the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Stephen Beecroft, talks about the challenges for U.S. diplomacy in the country amid continuing violence and political dysfunction.

More Evidence Emerges That Cheney Had Eyes On Iraqi Oil

Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

Much of the world has long assumed that Dick Cheney longed for war in Iraq in order to gain reliable control of the nation's oil resources. But it's n...

The Iraqi Oil Conundrum: Energy and Power in the Middle East

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Schwartz

Will the vast Iraqi oil reserves be developed and sent into the hungry world market any time soon? If they are, who will determine the rate of flow, and so wield the power this decision-making confers?

Bush Oil Buddies Divvy Up Iraqi Oil, Now Joined By "Liberal Scion" Peter Galbraith

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

Peter Galbraith, son of the famed economist, is in line to reap $100 million dollars -- maybe more -- from contracts between a Norwegian oil company and the autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq.

Jason Linkins

T. Boone Pickens Thinks America Should Just Take All Of Iraq's Oil

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

T. Boone Pickens has garnered much renown over the past two years with his "Pickens Plan" for energy independence, which basically reads: "America sho...

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...

On Morality of War, Art Imitates Life

Lincoln Chafee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Chafee

It may be easy, in the coming months, for Americans to forget the immorality of the Iraq War. But American foreign policy must be consistent with our interests as well as our morals.

U.S. Helped Western Companies Divvy Up Iraqi Oil

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group of American advisers led by a small State Department team played an integral part in drawing up contracts between the Iraqi government and fiv...