Iraqi workers walk through the Taq Taq oil field in Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region.


How ISIS Uses Oil to Fund Terror

September 27, 2014, Luay Al-Khatteeb and Eline Gordts

The WorldPost discussed the Islamic State's lucrative business with Luay al-Khatteeb, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution's Doha Center in Qatar and director of the Iraq Energy Institute. Al-Khatteeb warns that the returns of the trade have contributed significantly to the expansion of the terrorist group.

  • Interview

    August 18, 2014, Luay Al-Khatteeb

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  • Interview | World Economic Journal

    The New Capital of Terrorism: Expert Opinion

    August 7, 2014, Luay Al-Khatteeb and Olga Irisova

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  • In the News

    As the Russians deplete their existing oil fields...they're looking offshore, they're looking up into the north in the Arctic area, the northern parts of Russia — and there's significant potential there. And so they want to bring fields up there online as they draw down and deplete existing fields.

    August 2, 2014, Steven Pifer, National Public Radio
  • Interview | E&ETV OnPoint

    Impacts of the DOE's Liquefied Natural Gas Export Proposal

    June 18, 2014, David L. Goldwyn

  • In the News

    Shifting some of the potential supply over to Asia gives, at least in theory, Gazprom a stronger negotiating position with the Europeans. It's all about who is most dependent on whom and the strength of your bargaining position.

    May 22, 2014, Clifford G. Gaddy, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
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    Ethiopia has managed to grow very rapidly. The country has no oil but may become an exporter of energy thanks to its bet on renewable energy.

    May 7, 2014, Amadou Sy, International Business Times
  • Interview | Council on Foreign Relations

    Can Moscow Step Back From Ukraine?

    April 14, 2014, Steven Pifer

  • Interview | E&ETV OnPoint

    The Impact of Mexico's Energy Deal on U.S. Companies

    December 19, 2013, David L. Goldwyn

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    December 18, 2013, Fiona Hill

  • In the News

    A focus on reducing emissions by all — which is contingent on developed country support on climate finance, adaptation and capacity building — can help establish a more holistic narrative tying together the myriad threads of the negotiations. As a medium-sized country, Peru can develop and drive forward this narrative and avoid polarizing debates between the North and South that undermine the talks.

    December 2, 2013, Timmons Roberts, ClimateWire

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