• In 2009, the largest share of oil production was in the Middle East (24 million barrels daily, or 31% of global production). Middle Eastern countries also possess about 40% of the world's natural gas reserves.

  • Opinion // Apr 09, 2014
    MEI Staff
    The Middle East Dialogue is a Track II forum focusing on emerging political and security trends in the region that meets twice a year, bringing together current and former officials and senior experts from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, the United States, Russia, China, and the EU. Members of the delegation, led by The Middle East Institute's president, Wendy Chamberlin, met March 31 with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. What follows is a summary of Barzani’s remarks.