Q&A: Ahmad Chalabi

The head of the Parliament Finance Committee talks about priorities for cutting costs while being able to pay for defense, refugees and IOCs.
Q&A: Ahmad Chalabi
Ahmad Chalabi speaks at a press conference on July 15, 2014 in Baghdad. (ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty)

Two weeks into 2015, the price of oil keeps falling and the draft budget for the year — which is based on the price of oil — is nearing passage in Parliament.Iraq’s political leaders have already tightened their belts, and now they're preparing for additional cuts if the price of Iraqi crude doesn’t bounce back to at least $60 per barrel.The government has several urgent priorities: fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, as well as serving the millions of people who hav...

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