Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 34

25-Aug-2008

IRAQ

Iraq Oil Development: Lack Of Direction And Decision-Making

By Walid Khadduri

Dr Khadduri is MEES Consultant and former Editor-in-Chief of MEES.

Iraqi oil policy has finally surfaced on the radar screens of local politics, five years after the US-led invasion. However, much confusion and misunderstanding still surrounds the exact process of how the industry would develop and what role would be retained for the proposed National Oil Company...