Luheibi REBIN

Q&A: Sheikh Sudad Sakhar Salman al-Luhebi

The commander of a Sunni tribal fighting force discusses the grinding campaign to drive IS out of villages between Makhmour and Mosul.

Q&A: Iraqi Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool

Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, Iraqi army spokesman for the Joint Military Command, announcing the capture of ex-Saddam Hussein official Abdel Baqi al-Sadun during a press conference in Baghdad on June 28, 2015.(Karim Kadim/Associated Press)

Iraq’s spokesman for the Joint Military Command taking on IS discusses the grueling siege of Fallujah, and the progress of operations in Anbar province.

Q&A: Ali al-Allaq, governor of the Central Bank of Iraq


The chief of Iraq’s lynchpin financial institution details the measures being used to prop up Iraq’s budget with its currency reserves.

Q&A: Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim

Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim (L) and Iraqi Oil Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi (R) walk on the outskirts of Kirkuk on Feb. 2, 2015. (AKO RASHEED/Reuters)

The province where Iraq's oil industry was born is starting to get paid for oil by the Kurdistan region. Kirkuk's governor explains the new "petrodollar" deal.

Q&A: Lukman Faily, Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S.

Lukman Faily, Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S., speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC on April 23, 2014. (Photo credit: CSIS)

Iraq's envoy to Washington discusses the scope of destruction wrought by IS militants, the resources needed to respond, and what comes next in the war.

Q&A: South Gas Company chief Ali Khudair

Ali Khudair, the chairman of the Basra Gas Company and general manager of South Gas Company, stands in his office in Basra. (BEN VAN HEUVELEN/Iraq Oil Report/Metrography)

The head of Iraq’s anti-flaring efforts discusses progress – and delays – on the long road to capitalizing on the country's natural gas wealth.

Q&A: Oil Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi – Part 2

Iraqi Oil Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi (L) meets with Kurdistan Prime Minister  Nechirvan Barzani in Erbil on Nov. 13, 2014. (STRINGER/Reuters)

Iraq's oil minister discusses budget negotiations and the dispute with the KRG over oil fields, exports and revenues.

Q&A: Oil Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi – Part 1

Iraqi OIl Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi arrives ahead of the 168th Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. (LISI NIESNER/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

Iraq's oil minister discusses increasing production despite a fiscal squeeze, measures to keep IOCs whole, the Basra Gas Company and Zubair projects, and more.

Q&A: SOMO’s Falah Alamri

Iraq's Falah Alamri, Governor for OPEC,

The head of Iraq's oil marketing authority touts the market's embrace of the new Basra Heavy crude blend, which will account for most of the country's upcoming export growth.