Kurdish Oil and U.S. Leverage in Iraq

The tanker loaded with Kurdish oil currently idling off the Texas coast may provide a bargaining chip for enhancing U.S. influence in Iraq, write Jim Krane, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies, and Ted Loch-Temzelides, Baker Institute Rice faculty scholar, in the Forbes blog. 

Read the full commentary in the Sept. 9, 2014, edition of Forbes.