After reviewing my Post on Foreign Policy, these references may be helpful to your understanding of the complexity of the Middle East quagmire! Please do share your comments. I will write later, explaining my absence of late!
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- Financial Times,
Total fined €750,000 in Iraq corruption case
Michael Stothard in Paris and David Sheppard in London
French court finds oil major guilty of corrupting foreign officials in UN oil for food programme
Read the full article at: http://on.ft.com/1R71HTG
- The Kurds are spread out across Turkey, Syria and Iraq as a ” contiguous” group. It’s in Turkey’s best interest to make Peace with them.
Kurds are now key to a Middle East solution
Powers great and small must contend with group’s demands as never before, writes Henri Barkey
Read the full article at: http://on.ft.com/1S3Vsor
- Coalition strikes effectively cutting ISIS revenue from oil. Peace could put ISIS out of business as local Syrians stop purchases.
I saw this article when using the Financial Times app and thought you might be interested:
Isis oil: jihadis continue pumping
Erika Solomon in Beirut
Islamist group is determined to stay in business despite the heavy blow to finances from air strikes
Read the full article at: http://on.ft.com/1R7B01b
- With eye on EU and oil, ISIS has begun devouring Libya
” the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”