Aug. 26, 2022

Will oil dispute with Baghdad shift dynamics within Iraqi Kurdistan?

Iraq/Energy

In Iraq, the federal government and the authorities in the Kurdistan region are locked in a serious and multipronged dispute over the country’s oil and natural gas resources. The drama is playing out both in the courtroom and via attacks on sites associated with the energy industry.

The dispute has the potential to bring Iraqi Kurdistan’s ruling parties—the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the rival Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)—closer together. But it could also drive them further apart, with the PUK developing a separate relationship with Baghdad...

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Bekir Aydoğan
Bekir Aydoğan
Bekir Aydoğan is an Erbil-based journalist focusing on covering Iraqi Kurdistan. He holds a Master of ... Full Bio
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