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Business Iraq

  • America to the rescue in Iraq?

    NBC's Duncan Golestani, reports Kurdish forces and ISIS militants continue to fight in northern Iraq and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is sending new assessment team members there to see where the U.S. can help Iraqis.

  • Members of Peshmerga forces in action during the clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants on August 10, 2014 in Mosul, Iraq. Peshmerga forces have entered Iraq’s northern town of Makhmur, repelling Islamic State militants.

    Erika Solomon, The Financial Times reporter, has the latest details on political turmoil in Baghdad as signs surface that Nouri al-Maliki will step down and Haider al-Ibadi will take over as prime minister.

  • Violence erupts in Baghdad

    NBC's Duncan Golestani reports on the growing unrest in Iraq as refugees flee ISIS and political instability deepens.

  • Beheadings, torture by ISIS terrorize Iraq

    NBC's Keir Simmons reports on the violent acts committed by the Islamic State and how Iraqis are running from the group's terror.

  • Wall of worry: Germany, Ukraine & Iraq

    Gemma Godfrey, Brooks Macdonald, thinks Europe's market is overreacting to economic data; and Jim LeBenthal, Lebenthal Asset Management, is just not that worried about Europe.

  • The Future of Iraq

    CNBC's Patti Domm sits down with David L. Phillips, director of the Program for Peace-Building and Human Rights at Columbia University, to discuss what's going on in Iraq.

  • Real risk of coup in Iraq: Expert

    David Phillips, Columbia University, shares his thoughts on Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki's refusal to step down as prime minister, and weighs in on what the Obama administration needs to do to turn the tide against terrorism in Iraq.

  • What's Iraqi end game?

    Lawrence Korb, American Progress senior fellow, and Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute, share their thoughts on American foreign policy in Iraq and the ouster of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

  • Turkey watching Iraq crisis 'very closely'

    Leaders in France and Turkey have called for an Iraqi unity government. The stakes for Turkey are greater, CNBC's Hadley Gamble explains, as it shares a border with Iraq.

  • Is Iraq's oil supply at risk?

    Gareth Lewis-Davies, senior oil strategist at BNP Paribas, comments on the latest IEA oil report and discusses how the increasing tensions in Iraq could impact oil supply.

  • The West can't do much in the Middle East: Pro

    Richard Pennell, Associate Professor at University of Melbourne, explains why Western countries have limited tools to resolve the ongoing instability in the Middle East.

  • Tracking the power struggle in Iraq

    Rick Brennan, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation, explains why the incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's attempt to stay in power is not surprising.

  • Dennis Gartman

    While geopolitical uncertainty continues, investors should be keeping an eye on Libya, Dennis Gartman says.

  • Pres. Obama: Iraq takes a promising step

    President Obama pledges support to new Iraqi government and says the only lasting solution will be for Iraqis to come together and form an inclusive government.

  • Pres. Obama pledges support to new Iraqi government

    President Obama delivered statements on the U.S. military action in Iraq, with CNBC's John Harwood. FM trader Tim Seymour shares how to trade the uncertainties.

  • Haider al-Ibadi

    NBC's Duncan Golestani, reports the Iraqi parliament's deputy speaker Haider al-Abadi has been announced as the country's new Prime Minister by President Fuad Masum.

  • Hillary Clinton: Failure to help Syrian rebels led to ISIS rise

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized President Obama's Syria policy. CNBC's John Harwood reports Hillary Clinton is putting distance between her and President Obama.

  • Rather drill in Russia or Iraq?

    Discussing the high risks for energy executives in choosing to drill in Iraq, and whether Russia would be a better bet, with Carl Larry, Oil Outlooks & Opinions President.

  • Oil majors pull out of Middle East

    Ethnic minorities try to flee ISIS attacks in Iraq, reports CNBC's Tyler Mathisen. CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis provides insight on Iraq's oil production, and Michelle-Caruso-Cabrera, discusses the Kurdistan region's next big move in oil.

  • A Kurdish resident holds a signs during a demonstration in support of the Peshmerga troops in front of the U.S. consulate in Irbil, north of Baghdad, August 11, 2014.

    The US airstrikes in Iraq came just in time; here's what needs to happen next, says former White House adviser David L. Phillips.