Q&A: Anbar Governor Qasim Abid

The governor of Iraq's largest province talks about security amidst U.S. troop withdrawal and Syrian violence while multiplying energy sector investment.
Q&A: Anbar Governor Qasim Abid
Anbar Gov. Qasim Abid (center) cuts a ceremonial ribbon during the grand opening of the Anbar Judicial Complex in Ramadi on June 13, 2009.

ISTANBUL - Anbar province likely contains a massive undiscovered trove of gas and oil fields that officials there hope will be the fuel of economic development. But prosperity still largely waits – on an influx of investors, improvements to the security situation, and better relations between the central and local governments.

All seem to be happening, but slowly.

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