Iraqi crude exports are at record levels, with revenues at five-year highs. But will the dividends benefit Basra’s populace who protest worsening living conditions in the southern oil heartlands?
 
Iraq’s oil hub Basra is engulfed in a maelstrom of protests which have resulted in multiple civilian deaths. Yet despite the carnage, oil and gas operations continue largely uninterrupted. All of federal Iraq’s oil exports currently flow from Basra’s offshore...