At Erdogan’s mercy, Iraqi Kurds await the Sultan’s wrath

Iraqi Kurds have a strong proclivity for placing all their eggs in one basket and putting their faith in foreign backers. In commercial terms, they placed all their hopes with US oil giant ExxonMobil in the past and are now falling just as deeply in love with Russia’s Rosneft, which is building a 30bcm/yr gas pipeline to Turkey. In the diplomatic sphere, the Kurds rejoined the federal Iraq project in 2003 on the basis of American guarantees, before adopting Turkey as their new backer after 2008. 05/10/2017 Issue 1,045 Read More

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Gulf boundaries and hydrocarbons infrastructure

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The Gulf region: economy and society

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Iraqi Kurdistan hydrocarbons infrastructure map

Revised in January 2015, this map provides a detailed overview of hydrocarbons infrastructure in the Kurdistan area of Iraq.

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Bahrain could reopen old wounds with Qatar territorial dispute

A 4 November announcement by the state Bahrain News Agency (BNA) has thrown into doubt the kingdom’s continued acceptance...

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Saad Hariri’s extended sojourn in Riyadh, widely believed to be at King Salman Bin Abelaziz’s pleasure – or rather...

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Iran: Greater security, more confidence in region

While US President Donald Trump’s administration and his supporters in Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Manama like to portray Iran as...

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