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December 14, 2020

Iraq’s energy security strategy: A path to diversity and energy independence

By Abbas Kadhim and Sara Vakhshouri

A paper co-authored by Dr. Abbas Kadhim, director of the Iraq Initiative at the Atlantic Council, and Dr. Sara Vakhshouri, founder and president of SVB Energy International, outlines immediate and medium-term practical measures to tackle Iraq’s most pressing issues, in its quest to attain energy independence. 

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The Iraq Initiative provides transatlantic and regional policy makers with unique perspectives and analysis on the ongoing challenges and opportunities facing Iraq as the country tries to build an inclusive political system, attract economic investment, and encourage a vibrant civil society.

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Image: A tower at the Basra South oil refinery in the southern Iraq city of Basra flares as it cooks off natural gas May 20, 2004. Oil prices rose on Thursday, closing the gap to this week's 21-year peak, after data on the health of U.S. fuel stocks failed to stem worries of a possible gasoline supply crunch during peak summer holiday demand. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra CLH/MA