Iraq's oil-rich Basra grows in prominence

Issue 1166 - 23 Mar 2023 | 2 minute read

If it were a small nation, Basra could be a wealthy petrostate like Abu Dhabi or Kuwait. Instead, it is Iraq’s poorest province, despite producing 90% of government revenues. It has though been growing in stature and influence – underlined by the success in hosting the Gulf Cup football tournament in January.

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