Iraq’s 2015 Budget: A Catalyst For Better Relations With Erbil

Baghdad’s December oil export and revenue-sharing agreement with Erbil, formalized in Iraq’s 2015 budget law, has reached a “good stage,” allowing the federal government and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to sit down and find a solution to all pending matters, Iraqi Oil Minister ‘Adil ‘Abd al-Mahdi said this week.

The budget law, which has determined a...