Iraq Blogs

New Oil Era: Impact For MENA

As a decade of rising oil prices comes to an end, OPEC's decision to leave production unchanged has brought BMI's 'Brent at USD60/bbl' risk scenario to the fore. The trajectory of oil prices will be...

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US Likely To Attack Islamic State In Syria

It has become increasingly apparent in recent days that the US will attack Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria, most probably in the coming weeks. The militant group has a strong presence in north-...

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Much At Stake For Iran In Iraq Crisis

Much is at stake for Iran, as fighting continues in Iraq between government forces and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Iran's major concern is that the weakening of Iraqi Prime...

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The Lasting Significance Of 1979

Commentary on the death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher has rightly pointed out that she was a transformational figure, not just for the UK economy, but, indirectly, for dozens of...

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