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Business Iraq

  • Ex-ambassador: These factors sparked Iraq crisis

    James Jeffrey, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq from 2010-2012, attributes the crisis in Iraq to Syria's civil war and the inability of the Iraqi government to mend ethnic divisions.

  • 3 'under the radar' oil plays

    John Kilduff, Again Capital, discusses how rising oil prices are affecting consumers and could stall the economy. Kent Moors, Money Map Press, weighs in on the situation in Iraq and provides his best oil and gas plays.

  • 'Very good support' for oil price: Pro

    Iain Armstrong, oil analyst at Brewin Dolphin, discusses oil prices on the back of Iraqi tensions and explains why he "very positive" on LNG.

  • Iraq 'heading for disintegration': Pro

    Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, discusses Iraq and says the turmoil in the country is part of a wider trend for the disintegration of borders.

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

    If the Obama administration wants Iran's cooperation on Iraq, it needs to know what Iran wants, says former White House adviser David L. Phillips.

  • ISIS renames itself as the 'Islamic State'

    Ahmed Salah Hashim, Associate Professor at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies, says the renaming of ISIL signals the insurgents' intention to challenge Al-Qaeda.

  • Brent prices to fall to $100-$105 this week: UBS

    Tom Price, Global Commodities Analyst at UBS, says Brent could trade between $100 to $105 per barrel this week as concerns over supply disruptions in Iraq wane.

  • Analysts doubt ISIS' finances

    U.S. intelligence officials doubt ISIS is as well financed as originally thought. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera looks at the money and resources needed to maintain control of the region.

  • Both food and gas prices are on the rise, and the link between them could cause more consumer headaches this summer.

  • Experts highly doubt ISIS could be worth $1.5 billion, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014.

    The militant group's raids have not provided the group with hundreds of millions of dollars, as has been reported.

  • FireChat takes Iraq by storm

    The anonymous messaging system has been downloaded in Iraq more than 40,000 times since June 14th. Micha Benoliel, Open Garden co-founder & CEO, discusses how the system works and its growing popularity.

  • Stephen Roach talks India, Abenomics, Iraq

    Stephen Roach, Yale University senior fellow, discusses the need for reform in India, Japan's "two lost decades", and the U.S. end game in Iraq.

  • Iraq heading for three-way split: Ex-ambassador

    Adam Ereli, former U.S. ambassador to Bahrain, comments on the situation in Iraq and says that the country and its politics are "so broken" that a three-way split is likely.

  • Oil prices vulnerable?

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis speaks with Jeff Grossman, BRG Brokerage president, about concerns to potential oil supply disruptions in Libya and Iraq.

  • Secretary Kerry meets with Kurdish leaders

    Secretary of State John Kerry is in northern Iraq urging the leaders of the Kurdistan region to stand with Baghdad in an attempt to hold Iraq together as a country. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest in the crisis.

  • Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

    If Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stays in power, expect more fighting. But a replacement will be just as telling.

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

    Iraqi Kurdistan needs Turkey’s political and security support to emerge as an independent state, says former White House adviser David L. Phillips.

  • US 'has to step up' in Iraq

    Morris Reid, managing director at Mercury, comments on the latest developments in Iraq and says that ultimately the U.S will "step up and do the right thing."

  • Iraq Debrief: What are U.S. oil companies facing?

    CNBC's Patti Domm sits down with CNBC Chief International Correspondent Michelle Caruso-Cabrera to discuss her recent travels to Iraq and her take on the big concerns over oil.