Tuesday, January 4, 2011

What's All That Buzz? 1/3/11


Iraq continues to be a dangerous place after the end of war. Sunni-Shia rivalry continues, suicide-bombings still occurs from time to time, and political stability is not yet achieved. Even after the official departure of the American combat troops in August 2010, 50 thousand American soldiers remain stationed in Iraq. Despite instabilities, oil companies are increasing investments. Oil production is predicted to return to pre-2003 levels of over 2.5 million barrels a day. In sum, the future of Iraq rests on many factors including religious rivalry, regional diplomacy, foreign influence, and more.

To read more about this topic, please visit The Economist.

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