Sunni Muslims take part in an anti-government demonstration, March 2013
Ten years on from the invasion, Iraq is still in a state of crisis. It remains
plagued by on-going violence which has seen an upsurge since the US army
at the end of 2011. Despite the fact that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has
asserted himself as a strong leader capable of running the country during times
intense difficulty, Iraq has been paralysed by political impasse for years and
the divisions between the different blocs appear almost insurmountable.
President Jalal Talabani's ailing health continues to cause problems,
particularly in terms of Baghdad's relations with Erbil in which he acted as a
mediator. If the situation is mismanaged the country may be in for an even
period of armed conflict and an increase in militancy. This, and the fact that
Iraq remains largely unstable, makes it important for IOCs and other foreign
investors to keep head of the news and latest developments there.
Iraq Focus is an authoritative report tailored to suit the needs and activities
of international companies interested in making headway in a country which is
trying to rebuild itself and establish a fair and democratic government. Iraq
recently opened its doors to a host of international oil and gas companies
to develop the country's energy sector. Highly analytical and comprehensive,
Iraq Focus examines in detail the people and companies that are shaping the
country's future, and provides both exclusive information and balanced
the climatic changes in the country.
The Iraq Focus team includes in-country editors and experts who work closely
with Iraq-based sources to comment on news and developments every month. The
publication also contains a strong analysis-based political section, providing
regular briefing designed to give our readers a balanced inside track and a
of all major developments as they occur. Iraq Focus is a comprehensive source
information on a number of topics, including the country's politics, economy,
culture and conflicts, supported by statistical data and records. For more
information about Iraq Focus, please contact us here.