Articles tagged with: basra

Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Monday, 18 Mar, 2013

Basra Suffers Simultaneous Terrorist Attacks

BASRA, Asharq Al-Awsat—Basra, southern Iraq’s largest city and the country’s only seaport on the Gulf, was subjected to two simultaneous terrorist attacks yesterday, leaving ten dead and eighteen wounded according to security and medical sources. Ali Al-Maliki, head of the Basra provincial council’s security committee, told Asharq Al-Awsat that “the first explosion was the result of a car bomb parked near the general tax authority offices in Jamiat, central Basra, wounding two peop...

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Amy Myers Jaffe and Keily Miller
on : Thursday, 17 May, 2012

The Spoils of Oil

It has long been speculated that oil can be a driver for civil conflict, and one needs to look no further for evidence than the sectarian power politics now playing out in Iraq. The oil-fuels-conflict hypothesis is well-documented in academic studies on war and conflict: In one such recent analysis, Michael Ross offers a comprehensive assessment of the causal links between civil conflict and oil in cases involving Middle East countries. Oil’s divisive role, if not properly managed, can fue...

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