Time to invest Iraq’s wealth in its future

Recently I visited a primary school in Basra as part of a UNICEF team. As our plane landed at Basra airport by night, I could see flames shooting out of the oil wells that dot the landscape. Basra, which used to be best known for its port – Sinbad the Sailor journeyed from there – is now synonymous with oil. Basra has the largest oil reserves in Iraq, and production is increasing. Unfortunately, t...
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