Middle East Economic Survey


No 15



Energy Framework Current Iraq Government Thinking

By Luay Jawad al-Khatteeb

Mr Jawad is Executive Director of the Iraq Energy Policy Institute, and Advisor to the Oil and Gas Committee in the Iraqi Parliament. He made the following speech to the House of Lords in London on 19 March.

Today, and after four years since the Samarra bombing, the unprecedented civil violence in Iraq has scaled down by 90%, and conventional wisdom suggests that...