Business Iraq


  • Iraq crisis impact in big oil

    Discussing the immediate threat to U.S. oil supplies, with Charles T. Maxwell, American DG Energy chairman. Maxwell says the likelihood of a complete stop of oil development in Iraq is becoming greater every day.

  • Fears rise in Baghdad

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides an update on the crisis in Iraq, and how the unrest is sending oil prices higher. Secretary of State John Kerry said he "anticipates timely decisions from the president" in regards to the challenges there.

  • The deteriorating situation in Iraq "might play out for quite some time," but U.S. stocks should be able to weather the storm, Gabelli Funds' Howard Ward tells CNBC.

  • Stunning turn of events Iraq: NYT's Stewart

    Discussing how unrest in Iraq is weighing on the U.S. stock market and if investors should be concerned, with James Stewart, columnist for The New York Times.

  • Gen. Barry McCaffrey: Seeing creation of new order

    Gen. Barry McCaffrey, McCaffrey Associates, discusses what options the U.S. military has in assisting the Iraqi government. McCaffrey says this is a disaster and U.S. air power is not going to make a difference.

  • ISIS militants vow to take over Baghdad

    ISIS militants have seized Mosul and Tikirt and are vowing to topple Baghdad. NBC's Richard Engel reports militants have begun to impose hard line Islamic Sharia law.

  • Cramer's geopolitical view

    The "Squawk on the Street" crew eyes the developments in the oil market and Iraq as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) gains ground.

  • Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 11, 2014.

    The Sunni fighters, who stole $450 million in a bank heist, were reportedly only about 40 miles from Baghdad on Friday. NBC News reports.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry.

    President Barack Obama is likely to make "timely decisions" on the situation in Iraq given the gravity of what has happened there in recent days.

  • Trading the Iraq effect

    As the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) gain ground, how uncertain should investors be about the direction of oil prices, with Howard Ward, Gabelli Growth Fund. Ward shares his top energy plays.

  • What the US can learn from Iraq crisis

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), says America's role in Iraq is to "stabilize" the region. Johnson says it is President Obama's responsibility to inform Americans of the situation.

  • Risks to oil price

    Discussing the biggest concerns for oil exports from Iraq, and where the price of oil could move as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) gain ground, with Matt Smith, Schneider Electric.

  • US 'does not, should not' have political will in Iraq: Col. Jacobs

    Former National Counterterrorism Center director and NBC News terrorism expert Michael Leiter, and U.S. Army retired colonel Jack Jacobs, discuss the danger facing Iraq, and their opinions on what the role of the U.S. should be.

  • Insurgents gain ground in Iraq

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight to fresh video of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).

  • Iraq refugees fear airstrikes

    Financial Times correspondent in the Levant region Erika Solomon, reports many refugees are flowing both ways in and out of the Iraqi city of Mosul. Soloman says people are saying the situation in Mosul right now is relatively calm, but they're worried about airstrikes.

  • Iraq has become an important swing player with big promise in the global energy market, and the widening conflict there has oil experts worried.

  • America's role in Iraq

    Discussing the likelihood of Iraqi Kurdistan becoming independent, and what the Iraqis need from the White House, with Douglas Ollivant, New America Foundation. "What the Iraqis really want is F-16, F-15 strikes that can really destroy these insurgents in detail," he explains, "but this would risk a U.S. pilot getting on the ground in Iraq."

  • Iraqi Kurdistan wants to export its oil

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides an update on the fighting in Iraq, and just how close the rebels are to where oil production takes place. The Kurdistan region wants to be independent, and have wanted to export their own oil for a long time, Caruso-Cabrera explains.

  • Shiite Iran is so alarmed by Sunni insurgent gains in Iraq that it may be willing to cooperate with Washington.

  • Kurdish troops not opportunistic: Diplomat

    Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, high representative to the U.K. for the Kurdistan Regional Government, says Kurdish troops are not entering disputed regions with Iraq to claim independence.