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Iraqi PM tells US President that Iraq is shifting from a military alliance to economic ties with the US

Washington (IraqiNews.com) – The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, met on Monday with the US President, Joe Biden, in the White House in the US capital, Washington DC. Al-Sudani stated that Iraq is attempting to transition from a military alliance to a comprehensive partnership with the United States, emphasizing the significance of his visit to Washington at this delicate juncture.
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Iraq picks PowerChina to build one of the world’s largest desalination plants at Al-Faw Port

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – In Iraq’s Al-Faw Port, China’s state-owned Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) has been given the go-ahead to construct one of the biggest seawater desalination facilities in the world.
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Iraqi schools suffer from severe mismanagement and corruption

Bani Saad – In a small village in central Iraq, children cram into dilapidated classrooms in a converted farmhouse with open-air toilets, a symptom of how education has been neglected in the oil-rich but war-weary country. “We close the school when it rains because water leaks through the roof,” said Oudai Abdallah, director of a public elementary school in Bani Saad district, 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Baghdad.
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Iraqi Finance Minister reviews financial reforms with World Bank

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The Iraqi Minister of Finance, Taif Sami, confirmed on Monday that the government had developed plans to accelerate financial and banking reforms. Sami’s remarks took place during a meeting with the World Bank Country Director for the Middle East Department, Jean-Christophe Carret, the World Bank Country Manager and Special Representative in Iraq, Richard Abdulnour, and experts in the financial sector, according to a statement cited by the Iraqi News Agency (INA).
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Iraq Needs a New Kind of Partnership With the United States The Path to Sustainable Cooperation. By Mohammed Shia al-Sudani

Two decades ago, the United States assisted the Iraqi people in overthrowing the dictatorial regime of Saddam Hussein and laying the foundations for a democratic system. It enabled Iraqis to taste freedom for the "first time, eliminating the oppression and the misuse of resources that had caused problems not only for my country but also for the region more broadly. Since the

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The Iraqi National Economy

Iraq Needs a New Kind of Partnership With
Two decades ago, the United States assisted the Iraqi people in overthrowing
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What Biden and Sudani Need to Start the
To move beyond the years-long focus on Iran and the Islamic State,
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Iraq’s Development Road: Geopolitics, Rentierism, and Border Connectivity.
SUMMARY Iraq’s Development Road project aims to create an Iraqi transborder transportation
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Oil & Gas Policy

Taking Advantage of a Window of Opportunity in
By outlining a strategy for the Mutually Beneficial Joint Development and Monetization
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Why Iraq’s oil tanker ambitions have not
Shipping is one of many sectors where Iraq is still playing catch-up
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Turkmenistan Eyes Lucrative Gas Deal With Iraq
By Eurasianet – Oct 14, 2023, 10:00 AM CDT   Turkmenistan is in discussions
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Can Iraq Finally Become A Global Petrochemicals Powerhouse?
With its vast oil and gas resources, there is no fundamental reason
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