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18 July 2008
Feeling buoyant about beating back Al-Qaeda in Iraq and reining in Iraqi militias in southern Iraq and Baghdad, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is now taking the initiative on the economic and diplomatic fronts. He wants to spur the much-delayed reconstruction efforts, including those in the oil sector, by moving the decision-making process from bureaucratic ministries to a new council with powers to award contracts. He also took a stand popular with almost every Iraqi that calls for a scheduled withdrawal of US forces from Iraq. Although …
7 May 2003
With current efforts in Iraq’s oil sector focusing on near-term repairs and restoration, cooperation between officials from the US and Iraq is proceeding smoothly. But Iraqi oil technocrats appear more skeptical about cooperation with the US on long-term policy, according to soundings by International Oil Daily in Baghdad.
There is already internal debate among Iraqi officials about the correct course for the industry going forward, with some wanting to sort out this stance before a US-appointed advisory committee — which Washington wants to help shape future oil …