Iraqi politics and implications for oil and energy
Iraqi politics and implications for oil and energy / Meghan L. O’Sullivan. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, July 2011, 22 p.
Iraq could be poised for a dramatic transformation in which it finally escapes the political and technical constraints that have kept it producing less than 4 percent of the world’s oil, writes Meghan L. O’Sullivan. Should Iraq meet its ambitions to bring nearly 10 million more barrels of oil on line by 2017, it would constitute the largest ever capacity increase in the history of the oil industry. Even half this much would represent a massive achievement… (© Belfer Center)