June 13, 2014

Iraq Unrest Is Good for Kurds -- and Oil Companies

Steve LeVine, Quartz

The Associated Press

An early apparent loser in the Iraq upheaval is prime minister Nuri al-Maliki, who seems certain to come out of the fighting substantially weaker. And among the early winners is the autonomous region of Kurdistan that encompasses northern Iraq—Kurdistan and international oil companies that have defied Baghdad to work there now appear to have a clearer shot at exporting their crude.

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TAGGED: Kurdistan, Iraq, Middle East, Kurdistan Regional Government, Kurds

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