Middle East Economic Survey


No 41


Hearts And Minds As Important As Oil Finds

By Rob Sherwin

Mr Sherwin is the Middle East managing director of reputation management consultancy Regester Larkin.

Reports emerging recently from bloggers and journalists based in Baghdad provided a sobering reminder, if one were needed, of the complex reputational and operational challenges that will face foreign oil companies that want to work in Iraq.

Referring to the China National Petroleum...