Related Articles
Forward article link
Share PDF with colleagues

Iraqi oil's 15 bloody years

Gary Vogler's memoir of post-invasion Iraq gives context to the many challenges the country still faces

Fifteen years after the US-led invasion of Iraq, the notion that it was all an effort to grab oil is firmly entrenched in the popular imagination. Gary Vogler has written a book that sheds some light on the question. He was an oil advisor to the occupying government in 2003, the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), and a key player in the efforts to revive Iraq's oil sector after the reins were handed back to Iraqis. By his own counting, he spent 75 months in the country after 2003. Iraq and the Politics of Oil is a candid memoir of years spent devising policy in the Green Zone, fighting political battles with the Pentagon, making friends with Iraqi oilmen and trying to rebuild an oil se

Comments

Comments

{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}
Also in this section
Letter from Canada: Keystone XL’s demise a fiasco and opportunity
26 January 2021
The Canadian oilsands industry should now be clear where it stands and plan accordingly
Russia benefits from standing its ground in oil price grey zone
25 January 2021
Saudi sacrifice shows greater appetite for compromise in a price environment that is not win-win for the two Opec+ heavyweights
Oman runs hard to stand still
25 January 2021
The sultanate’s long-term oil ambitions are modest, but the urgent appetite for fresh gas supply remains
Sign Up For Our Newsletter
Project Data
Maps
PE Store
Social Links
Social Feeds
Featured Video