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Q&A: Falah Mustafa Bakir

Kurdistan's top ambassador says KRG territory now irreversibly includes the Kirkuk oil field, in a "new reality" of almost total Kurdish independence.

Q&A: U.S. International Energy Envoy Carlos Pascual

Ambassador Carlos Pascual, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs for the U.S. Department of State, speaks during the CERAWEEK conference in Houston March 7, 2012.  REUTERS/Donna W. Carson  (DONNA W. CARSON/Reuters)

The U.S. government’s top energy diplomat discusses American efforts to help Iraq rise to the top of the global oil industry.

Q&A: Thamir Ghadhban

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The prime minister's energy czar talks about production, flaring reduction, refining targets and the ongoing dispute between Baghdad and the KRG.

Q&A: The Calculator

Ali Hama Salih, known as "The Calculator" for his public questioning of KRG finances, is now a leading politician with the Gorran Movement.     (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

IOR talks to Ali Hama Salih, Kurdistan’s popular MP, and a rising star in the opposition Gorran party.

Q&A: Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani

Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani. (KAMARAN NAJM/Metrography/Iraq Oil Report)

Iraq's top energy official discusses ExxonMobil, the KRG budget proposal, the status of fighting in Anbar and more.

Q&A: Former Iraqi National Security Advisor Mowaffak al-Rubaie

Former Iraqi National Security Advisor Mowaffak al-Rubaie at his office in Baghdad on Dec. 23, 2013, sitting in front of a bust from a toppled statue of ex-dictator Saddam Hussein. Around the bust's neck is the actual rope used to hang Hussein. (SABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Maliki confidante gives his candid take on Iraq's political landscape, oil disputes and security crisis as national elections loom.

Q&A: Basra Governor Majid al-Nasrawi

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With a dispute over Basra's 2014 budget allocation looming, the governor of Iraq's oil capital is threatening to launch protests and even shut in oil exports.

Q&A: Kirkuk energy committee chairman Ali al-Salhi

Ali al-Salhi, the head of the Kirkuk Provincial Council's Energy Committee. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

The chairman of the Kirkuk Provincial Council's energy committee discusses the backstory and opposition to the BP deal, and a potential agreement with CNPC.

Q&A: Ali Khudhier, chairman of Basra Gas Company

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The leader of Iraq's efforts to capture and process natural gas in Basra, Ali Khudhier discusses the interlocking projects required to eliminate flaring.